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 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.
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I am very satisfied with the service.Dr.Moiz is the physician who assisted us.All worries and queries were answered clearly and with satisfaction.Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Such an amazing service considering the price.Friday, February 19, 2021
Need to do something with the waiting area. Can literally hear everything it has discussed between doctor and patient. So not so much of a privacy.Sunday, February 14, 2021
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The doctor was so receptive. Thanks again Dr NoahFriday, February 5, 2021
Excellent service.Friday, February 5, 2021
The doctor I saw was kind caring very happy with how I was looked after expland everything very clear to me.Friday, February 5, 2021
Very professional , best service received . Amazing clinic , highly recommendedFriday, February 5, 2021
The second time I have visited Doc Tap.....AN excellent experience with a doctor who was thorough and extremely helpful. I would recommend this clinic .Thursday, February 4, 2021
Very pleased and helpful Thank you🤗Thursday, February 4, 2021
This is an amazing service you provide. Keep up the good work and thank you!!Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Best GP far now ...very professional ,kind,understanding ,fast and clear ,I highly recommend.Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Dr. Noah was very professional: she explained in detail all the steps of the exams she carried out, the choices in terms of testing and costs, and provided me with information and advice in a very reassuring and sound manner. She also also very empathic, which is highly important in medical professionals (even though not that common). I was very impressed. Thank you, Dr. Noah!Wednesday, January 27, 2021
very goodSunday, January 24, 2021
Very pleased with the booking to feedback process as well as the consultation. The GP's in both instances were professional and transparent. I would use DocTap again.Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Please make it more clear on the website how to find your clinics. I struggled to find the Victoria clinic today - better directions neededThursday, January 14, 2021
Faultless - 2 appointments in the same day, one via phone and the net face to face. Completely put me at ease, explained clearly. gave clear advice Offices very clean and very quiet. would highly recommendWednesday, January 13, 2021
Booked up a consultation the night before my scheduled appointment. The following day of my scheduled appointment, I was greeted precisely on time and I felt very safe and comfortable to talk over my issue with my GP, very knowledgeable and helpful within the field. I left very happy, satisfied and reassured that I made the correct decision in booking a private consultation through DocTap, I would highly recommend anyone who wishes to seek immediate medical advice to contact them, will definitely be returning in the future.Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Extremely satisfied with Doct Ap clinic and Dr Stevenson. He was very professional and made me feel at ease. Would definitely recommend.Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Very professional and empathic service.Tuesday, January 12, 2021
A really excellent serviceTuesday, January 12, 2021
Dr Noah was an excellent GP, approachable, considerate and took time to explain everything thoroughly. I felt very comfortable with her and cannot recommendation her highly enough. The only reason why I cannot give a google review is because this requires publishing my name and I would not want to publish my medical details.Saturday, January 9, 2021
Booked for a COVID test. Pleasant friendly doctor, very easy to find from Victoria station. The building is reception entrance only, and with only one receptionist (COVID?) a few minutes wait to get in. Online booking form is very easy.Friday, January 8, 2021
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.