Which types of herpes tests are there?
There are three ways you can get diagnosed with herpes.
1. A doctor can check your sores and provide a diagnosis based on how they look.
2. You can do a urine test or a swab test and have the liquid in your blisters checked for the herpes virus.
3. You can do a blood test.
Which option is best for you depends on whether are currently experiencing an outbreak. If you have no signs of infection, a blood test is the only way to find out whether you carry the virus.