Herpes Simplex 1 Screening

Even if you don't show signs or symptoms of this condition your doctor still may ask you to participate in screening for Herpes Simplex 1 if you have common risk factors. Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Herpes Simplex 1.


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Screening for Herpes Simplex 1

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Guidelines

There are no screening guidelines for cold sores.

A simple antibody blood test can show if you have been exposed to the herpes virus in the past. If you test positive, it means you could get a cold sore in the future. However, since almost everyone tests positive for herpes simplex type 1, this test is not very useful for screening purposes.


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