Herpes simplex HSV-1 (which produces most cold sores) and HSV-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are very contagious.
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These herpes simplex test are used to test for the HHV-1 and HHV-2 virus in blood and can be used to test for the virus that causes genital herpes and cold sores.
These genital herpes tests are available in different pack sizes, click here to see them.
The HSV 1/2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to HSV 1/2 in whole blood, serum or plasma specimens.
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This herpes test kit assumes you are a medical professional and already have a fingertip blood collection device (e.g. safety lancet).
Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as human herpesvirus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2), are two members of the herpesvirus family, Herpesviridae, that infect humans. Both HSV-1 (which produces most cold sores) and HSV-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are ubiquitous and contagious. They can be spread when an infected person is producing and shedding the virus.
Cold sores are a small, painful fluid filled blister or cluster of blisters. Cold Sores usually appears on the edges of the lip where it joins the surrounding skin. However, they can sometimes also be found in the nostrils or on the nose. You usually get the virus for the first time in childhood, but symptoms don’t usually show till after puberty. It is thought that about 7 in 10 people have the virus. However, not everyone will develop cold sore symptoms, if you do cold sore treatments are available here. For more information about Genital Herpes click here.
In simple terms, herpes simplex 1 is most commonly known as a “cold sore,” while herpes simplex 2 is the one known by the public as “herpes,” or “genital herpes.” According to the World Health Organization 67% of the world population under the age of 50 have HSV-1.
These herpes tests are available in different pack sizes, click here to see them.
For information about the use of home testing kits from the NHS click here.
For more information from the NHS click here.
To find out more information about Cold Sores click here.
To find out more information about Genital Herpes click here.
View the product instructions for the Herpes Test here.
What are cold sores? Cold sores are a small, painful fluid filled blister or cluster of blisters. Cold Sores usually appears on the edges of the lip where it joins the surrounding skin. However, they can sometimes also be found in the nostrils or on the nose. You usually get the virus for the first […]
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What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes, they are known as herpes simplex virus type 1 (H.S.V.1) and type 2 (H.S.V.2). Type 1 most commonly affects the lips and mouth, they usually appear as coldsores. Type 2 generally […]