Most of doctor and other health care professional do not get newest or up to date version of genital herpes test and diagnosis. That is why most of them will state that the most accurate diagnose only can be obtain from the sample of active sores and lesion. It will provide accurate test result if you are immediately take it as sample and bring to the laboratory to do culture test. Unluckily, it is only worked well if the sore and lesion is new.
Different thing happen when the lesion and sore that you send it no longer active or already being healed. The accurate version is getting harder to get since most of the outbreak is mild and last in short period. It makes most people even unaware that they are being infected. Some people are even having no symptom as their clue at all. If you still want to do genital herpes test without any lesion or sores appear then you can take herpes blood test.
Even though previously there is no blood test that can differentiate clearly between HSV 1 and HSV 2 but nowadays it is has been changed. New IgG blood test now can differentiate between herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in 97% accurate level. Of course, the accurate result can be obtained if only you are taking the test not earlier than 12 up to 16 weeks after the virus infection period. Be sure that you research for great laboratory or company to get accurate test result.
Need a suggestion to find great genital herpes test in blood test model? Try to choose among these several types. First, you may try the Captia ELISA HSV1 and HSV2 that offered from Trinity Biotech USA. Another option is HerpeSelect 1&2 Differentiation Immunoblot that provided by Focus Diagnostics. Next, Western Blot Test from University of Washington can give you one of best standard. Last great one is the ASHA HerpesBloodTestGuide. Another option that commonly suggested by doctor is the LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics.
If the doctor doing this then you better make sure that test order list will be include HerpeSelectHSV-2 ELISA:3640x, HerpeSelect HSV-1 ELISA:3636x, HSV-1 and HSV-2 together:6447x and Western Blot:34534 form quest diagnostics. If the doctor send you to LabCorp the list should be Captia HSV-2 ELISA:163247, Captia HSV-1 ELISA:164897, HSV-1 and HSV-2 together:164905. Contact the lab to check the code since the code may vary from one lab to another lab.