Herpes Type 1&2 (DNA)

₦ 57,500

Herpes type 1&2 (DNA) test detects the DNA of the HSV virus and can differentiate between HSV-1 and HSV-2.

The herpes simplex virus causes Herpes in humans, which is a sexually transmitted disease. There are two types of herpes infections:

1. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 ( HSV 1 )/Oral Herpes.

2. Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2)/Genital herpes. 

Test Description

Herpes type 1&2 (DNA) test has a higher rate of detection than the Herpes antibody test; It detects the DNA of the HSV virus and can differentiate between HSV-1 and HSV-2.

Herpes type 1&2 (DNA) test is 99% accurate, and allows for early detection and treatment.

 
Why Get Tested

Herpes is a long-term condition, that may not show symptoms in some people, and it has no cure. It is important to get tested so you don’t pass the virus unknowingly.  It can be passed down from mother to child during childbirth or from one person to another via sexual intercourse. 

It is important to test for herpes if:

you are sexually active

you are a pregnant woman

you have multiple sexual partners

you are Sexually involved with an infected person

 
Sample type

This test requires a blood sample. The blood sample can be collected at one of our partner locations or at home using our on-demand sample collection service.