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Herpes Testing

Whether you’re concerned about an area of skin which you think is Herpes or want to understand whether you’ve been exposed to Herpes in the past, we offer two types of tests to help you find these answers.

Testing for Herpes is available in all of our clinics, with nurses and doctors specialising in the field of sexual health.

Option 1: Herpes PCR Test

This is recommended when we suspect that you have a lesion caused by Herpes.

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Option 2: Herpes Antibody Test

This test looks for the previous exposure to Herpes type 1 & 2, with results in 30 minutes.

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Same day appointments

In London & Birmingham


Highly confidential service

And discreetly located clinics


Specialists in sexual health

From busy NHS clinics

Herpes treatment

We can treat a painful Herpes outbreak as well as long term suppression of the infection.

Herpes information

Read answers to common questions we hear from patients about symptoms, causes & complications of Herpes.

Why be tested at a specialist clinic?

Of course, our expertise means we can offer you an extensive range of tests and treatments which may not be available in many GPs (and even some sexual health clinics).

However, and more importantly, we see all sorts of sexual health problems (including those referred to us by GPs) on a daily basis.

This puts us in a helpful position of being able to understand the problems you come to us with and put you on the right path in as little time as possible.

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We follow guidelines set by

NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

BASHH British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

BHIVA British HIV Association

FSRH Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Medicine is a complicated subject and sometimes these guidelines don’t always hold the answers.

For example, treating an STI in a patient who has developed a resistance to routinely used antibiotics.

Unlike most private clinics, we have medical consultants here to help you navigate through such problems and get you on the right track in no time.

Page reviewed by Dr. Manoj Malu (Clinical Director)

Last reviewed date: 22 November 2023
Next review due: 22 November 2026

Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.