DocTap specialise in providing the fastest, most convenient, discrete and best value GP led Herpes tests (£82) 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.
|PP12||7 STI Screen by PCR||£250||2 working days|
All tests can be requested individually.
|HERP||Herpes Simplex I/II Antibody Profile (IgG)||£72||2 working days|
|HERD||Herpes Simplex I/II by PCR||£82||4 working days|
|HERS||Herpes Simplex I/II by PCR (Swab)||£82||5 working days|
|HERM||Herpes Simplex I/II IgM||£72||2 working days|
|HHV6||Human Herpes Virus – 6 by PCR||£152||5 working days|
|HHV8||Human Herpes Virus – 8 (IgG)||£90||10 working days|
|HV8D||Human Herpes Virus – 8 by PCR||£171||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.
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 £82 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.
QuickFriday, May 24, 2019
Good Dr, nice premises buy fees need to be mentioned beforehandThursday, May 23, 2019
Amazing!Thursday, May 23, 2019
Wonderful service, I shall be returning (hopefully not too often, I want to stay healthy)!Thursday, May 23, 2019
Quick n easy .no wait,and everything done instantly while GP u have to wait 2 weeks for appointment and 10 working days for any paper workThursday, May 23, 2019
The doctor was wonderful to deal with & made the experience extremely comfortable. Would recommend.Thursday, May 23, 2019
Friendly, efficient and incredibly helpful. Will definitely recommend. The Dr could not have been better.Thursday, May 23, 2019
The premises were amazing, I was seen exactly on time and was out within 15 minutes. Not bad for £34!Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The doctor was very helpfulTuesday, May 21, 2019
Very professional and made me feel comfortable from the outset. Would highly recommend this service.Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Booked the wrong appointment but I called customer service and they were quick to change it. The doctor was great and explained everything in detail. Good to have post-consultation notes emailed as well.Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Easy and helpful consultation. Nice doctor. Thank youTuesday, May 21, 2019
Very pleasant experience. I await to see whether the prognosis is correct, but the experience of the appointment would be hard to beat.Monday, May 20, 2019
Had to go from 12th floor back down to 9th. No big deal but it was a bit of an inconvenience.Saturday, May 18, 2019
Highly recommend best doctor I’ve seen in a long time, Dr was so helpful, friendly and professional.Friday, May 17, 2019
Really quick booking process, no wait and got the forms I needed signing signed. Would recommend to others.Friday, May 17, 2019
Very helpful , professional, friendly ! And knowledgeable and efficientFriday, May 17, 2019
Super quick and helpfulFriday, May 17, 2019
Great service however if you have more then one thing to ask it needs to be a follow up appt where you have to pay again.Thursday, May 16, 2019
I had not been feeling well for a week or so with a cold. I wanted to see a doctor quickly to see if it was more than a cold. i was able to book an appointment quickly, on my phone. I was able to book an appointment for 30 minutes from the time of booking which was what i needed. The offices were a 10 minute walk from my office which was very convenient. The doctor that i saw was very thorough and explained everything to me. I really liked her manner. i will definitely be back when i need a GP again!! So happy that I found DocTap!Thursday, May 16, 2019
The doctor is an amazing person - not only as a doctor but also simply human like me and you. She can put herself in the shoe of others. She understands the situation and happy to help. Coming here is like dealing with a trusted family. Would not consider changing doctors.Thursday, May 16, 2019
Dr Kumar is an absolutely wonderful doctor. Highly recommended.Wednesday, May 15, 2019
After having an upsetting battle with a stereotypically unhelpful GP receptionist, discovering I could quickly and easily book a same day appointment close to my office was amazing. I’m so grateful.Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Excellent service. No issues.Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A little hard to find the premisesTuesday, May 14, 2019
I am pleased I cameTuesday, May 14, 2019
Great experience! Would definitely recommend!Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I was hit with a flare up of a horrible chest infection and double eye infection the day before starting the Three Peaks Challenge (to climb the 3 highest mountains in Britain in 24 hours). Dr. Stevenson listened to my full history with compassion, and was able to patch me up so that I could complete the challenge feeling strong. So grateful for this level of care. Highly recommend!Monday, May 13, 2019
The entire process is perfect but am yet to receive report detailing out the Doctor observations and referral she talked about. Thank youSaturday, May 11, 2019
DocTap seek to provide the most convenient, fastest, effective and best value private STI testing service in London. With 11 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 11 London STD clinics. To have a herpes test or to see a GP for any other reason book an appointment now.