DocTap specialise in providing the fastest, most convenient, discrete and best value GP led Herpes tests (£89) and sexual health screening in London.
Simply book an appointment online at any London DocTap STI clinic. Same day appointments are available 7 days a week. Your doctor will be able to discuss appropriate options if you wish before carrying out a Herpes test or full STI screen. In many cases Herpes can be tested for via swab and without the need for a blood test.
Our testing partners, The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) are widely regarded as one of the leading sexual health testing laboratories in the world. All records are maintained securely and in the upmost confidence. We will never share your details with your NHS GP or any third party without your express permission.
Please note: a GP consultation fee is payable online at the time of booking. Any tests which you require will be chargeable on top during your consultation with the doctor.
|PP12||7 STI Screen by PCR||£219||2 working days|
All tests can be requested individually.
|HERP||Herpes Simplex I/II Antibody Profile (IgG) - NOT GOOD GENITAL HERPES TEST. Use HERS.||£69||2 working days|
|HERD||Herpes Simplex I/II by PCR||£89||4 working days|
|HERS||Herpes Simplex I/II by PCR (Swab from ulcer) - best herpes test||£89||5 working days|
|HERM||Herpes Simplex I/II IgM - NOT GOOD GENITAL HERPES TEST. Use HERS.||£69||2 working days|
|HHV6||Human Herpes Virus – 6 by PCR||£162||5 working days|
|HHV8||Human Herpes Virus – 8 (IgG)||£100||10 working days|
|HV8D||Human Herpes Virus – 8 by PCR||£181||5 working days|
This is only a small sample of the many sexual health tests which DocTap provide. Our expert doctors can advise you during your consultation on the most appropriate STI checks for your circumstances. View all blood tests.
* Please note that the lab results are estimates and can vary. Tests taken after 1pm will be classified as the following day for timing purposes. You will receive a written analysis of your results within 1 working day of them being available from the laboratory. It is often possible for the doctor who reviews your results to be the same doctor who requested them. This is considered medical best practice but will add an additional 1 working day to the timings. If you have multiple tests then we shall wait to report on them together unless the first results highlight any reason for concern. Sometimes the preliminary results will determine that additional tests need to be carried out on your sample. If this is the case then your results will take longer. There is no additional charge for this service.
Herpes Simplex is a viral disease caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus, type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Both of them, once caught, remain in the body.
HSV-1 more commonly causes infections around the mouth (cold sores) while HSV-2 more commonly causes genital infections (genital herpes).
The most effective method of avoiding infections is by avoiding vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Genital herpes is especially contagious when are there open blisters. You should also avoid kissing if you or the other person has a cold sore.
Most people with the HSV don't experience any symptoms when first infected. As a result, many people don't know they have the condition.
It usually takes two to fourteen days after contact for the first symptoms of herpes to appear.
The symptoms of genital herpes for the first time (primary infection) include:
These symptoms may last up to 20 days. However, the sores will eventually scab and heal without scarring.
Once the initial symptoms of genital herpes clear up, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in a nearby nerve. The virus may be reactivated from time to time, causing recurrent outbreaks which are usually shorter and less severe than the primary infection.
The symptoms of oral herpes include:
This describes a lesion (whitlow) on a finger or thumb caused by HSV. It is a painful infection that typically affects the fingers or thumbs, on or around the nail-bed. Symptoms of include swelling, redness and tenderness of the skin of infected finger. This may be accompanied by fever and swollen lymph nodes.
Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be tested for with a urine or self swab. The test costs £89 with results within 4 days.
There is no method that eradicates HSV from the body. Treatment is usually with a tablet called Aciclovir, which works by preventing HSV from multiplying. This in turn reduces the frequency, duration, and severity of outbreaks.
If you have more than six recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes in a year, or if your symptoms are particularly severe and causing you distress, you may need to take aciclovir every day as part of a long-term treatment plan.
If you are experiencing recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes you should also consider being tested for HIV. This may be a sign of a weakened immune system.
Quick, efficient, clean and very helpful.Sunday, July 5, 2020
Email communication was spot on. The appointment started a few minutes early. Dr Moiz explained all options for my test clearly. The consultation and blood test were done within 10 minutes but never felt rushed. Amazingly I got the results by 19:00, from a 13:00 appointment... on a Saturday.Sunday, July 5, 2020
Really excellent - booked only an hour ahead of visit; easy to book - great doctor...Sunday, July 5, 2020
Hello, Personally, I was satisfied with dr. Ndlovu service and advises. Also, I would like to be able to register at her GP office as her permanent patient. Please, advise regarding this matter if possible. Furthermore, my suggestion is that it would be more useful if DocTap can offer a medical insurance that provides monthly medical subscriptions with clear benefits for the patients such as reduced costs for the analysis or free annual basic tests (blood, urine, general health check-up). Thank you! Best regards, Elena VavilovSaturday, July 4, 2020
Very good professional and kindSaturday, July 4, 2020
Excellent doctor and service, straight forward process and covid testing. And good value too. Highly recommend Dr Kazi.Friday, July 3, 2020
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Easy all round! Exactly what I needed. Thanks!Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Easy and convenient location, appointment was within 20 minutes of the originally scheduled time, the doctor was personable and efficient, and also did the most painless blood draw ever.Sunday, June 28, 2020
I really appreciated my appointment with Dr Munim Moiz. He was polite, considerate, took time to explain and answer questions, and he followed up promptly as promised. I already recommended to my wife that she also consider Dr Moiz for future GP needs. Thank you.Saturday, June 27, 2020
I liked that the doctor took the time to actual visit me, take my pressure etc. Also, he gave me both options about going through NHS or private specialist, so that I had the impression the goal was to provide a full service for every pocket. The clinic was very clean, with disinfectant at the entrance, doctor with mask and gloves and the doctor also changed the gloves during the visit, which gave me the idea that hygiene rules are properly followed. No waiting time e not other people waiting on the same space, which is reassuring in this period. Taking the appointment was easy, with an affordable price, and I was able to do everything in one visit. I would suggest this service and I will probably use it again.Friday, June 26, 2020
Brilliant service, would definitely use againThursday, June 25, 2020
quick, easy and reassuring. A great resource to have access to.Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Dr James Stevens was excellent personable and friendly. He explained antI body test in clear detail. Would recommend and will be back.Friday, June 19, 2020
This was my first time using a private healthcare provider and so was unsure what to expect. I was seen by Dr L Kumar. I was impressed by her professionalism and impeccable bedside manner. She made me feel totally at ease, and explained everything to me in language I could understand. She was efficient at taking my blood, and demonstrated kindness and compassion in helping me understand the implications of my test results. She has empowered me to make informed decisions going forward with regards to my health. I highly recommend DocTap, and Dr Kumar in particular!Thursday, June 18, 2020
Great staff. The Doctor was lovely and kind. And wrote a great sick note. Thanks again!Saturday, June 13, 2020
Clear and helpful adviceFriday, June 12, 2020
Great assistance, great help and support. My first language isn't English and discuss about medical issues is not the easiest thing in the world. But the Doctor was very patient and supportive. I met an excellent doctor and she showed me the best way to proceed. I highly recommended DocTap.Friday, June 12, 2020
Fast and efficient system for being seen and advised when it suits best. Excellent servic3Thursday, June 11, 2020
Really good will follow up with GP againSunday, June 7, 2020
GP is excellent (seen 3 times now & always v good). The booking is slightly clunky now due to covid changes, e.g. I booked for Victoria, but someone phoned & I had to go to Bond St instead. This was OK but meant an additonal 40mins on my journey. But otherwise all good!Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Nice Doctor with a professional attitude.Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Wonderful patient care, very lovely doctor !Thursday, May 21, 2020
Am glad that I chose the setting as after telephone conversation I never felt reluctant to make an appointment with Dr Mois which I found professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly, human. I will always recommend and I believe they are the future of healthcare in London.Sunday, May 17, 2020
DocTap seek to provide the most convenient, fastest, effective and best value private STI testing service in London. With 18 STD clinics across London and same day appointments available 7 days a week, it has never been easier to book a herpes test. We are proud to partner with The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) which has a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Unlike many walk in STI clinics, you will see a UK accredited GP who will be able to offer their expert option on what test is most appropriate for you. Your results will also be accompanied by a written analysis of what they mean and what your doctor advises you to do next. Should additional treatment be required, or if you simply wish to discuss the results in more detail, then you can book a 15 minute follow up consultation for only £25. This can either be at any DocTap clinic or over the phone. When booking your follow up consultation you can request to see you original doctor if you wish (subject to their availability).
Should you require a full consulation before deciding to have a herpes test then there may be insufficient time to also take a blood sample in the appointment. In that case you can choose to either go to our walk in laboratory by Oxford Street (£15 phlebotomy fee applies) or to make a second appointment for the doctor to take the bloods.Book a Herpes Test today
Our doctors are available now and can perform a full range of STI tests from our 18 London STD clinics. To have a herpes test or to see a GP for any other reason book an appointment now.