Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. If you have herpes symptoms or believe that you may be experiencing an outbreak, get tested using My Lab ReQuest and confirm your status so that you can protect yourself and prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Order Your Own STD Screen for Herpes for $62

Order & Pay for your test in 4 easy steps.

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

Getting tested is the only way to confirm if you have herpes. Place your order online and get tested at any of our 75+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona. All of our testing is 100% confidential and test results are accessible using our secure online results portal.    



Why Order Your Own STD Screen for Herpes with My Lab ReQuest?

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  • 1) To take charge of your health and have the most accurate and up-to-date information to proactively manage your health and make educated decisions

  • 2) You prefer the convenience and the time savings of ordering directly

  • 3) Your insurance does not pay for laboratory testing


Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our STD Screen for Herpes is just one of the several infectious disease screenings we offer to patients to assess their health status for various diseases.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

Award-Winning Quality

As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

Convenient Locations

Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 75+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.



Learn More about Herpes



What is herpes?

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. In fact, according to the CDC, one out of every six people between the ages of 14 to 49 has genital herpes.



Who is at risk for herpes?

Women are at a greater risk than men for genital herpes because the disease is more easily spread from men to women than it is from women to men. Additionally, individuals with multiple sexual partners are at an increased risk for exposure.



What are the symptoms of herpes?

Most people with herpes will not have any signs or symptoms that they have been infected. However, there are certain signs and symptoms that may indicate that a person has been infected with herpes.

Possible symptoms for women:

  • Sores, bumps, or blisters near your genitals, anus, or mouth

  • Burning or pain when you urinate

  • Itching, a bad smell, or unusual discharge from your vagina or anus

  • Pain in your lower belly

  • Bleeding from your vagina when you don’t have your period

Possible symptoms for men:

  • Sores, bumps, or blisters near your genitals, anus, or mouth

  • Burning or pain when you urinate

  • Drip or discharge from your penis

  • Itching, pain, or discharge from your anus


How can you prevent herpes?

There are several strategies to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes. The following strategies, of which abstinence is considered the most reliable, are all recommended by the CDC:

  • Abstinence

  • Vaccination

  • Reduce Number of Sex Partners

  • Mutual Monogamy

  • Use Condoms

Preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases to others is also important. Knowing your status is an important step in making sure a sexually transmitted disease is not spread to your loved ones.  



Who should be tested for herpes?

Currently, the CDC does not recommend that an individual be tested for herpes unless he or she is showing symptoms of the disease. When a person does have herpes symptoms, testing is recommended in order to confirm if the person is infected and if he or she is experiencing an outbreak.



How is herpes treated?

There is currently no cure for herpes. However, certain medications can help in managing symptoms and can also help to reduce the likelihood that herpes will be spread to a sexual partner.



Testing for Other STDs

Sonora Quest Laboratories offers testing for a complete range of common sexually transmitted diseases. Choose from screenings for specific STDs or order a comprehensive STD Screen, which tests for all common STDs in one test. 



*Certain patient test results are required by Arizona Administrative Code (R9-4-302 and 404.H. and R9-6-204) to be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) for public health reasons.

*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you. 

Order Your Own STD Screen for Herpes

Order an STD screen for Herpes for just $62 & pay for your test in 4 easy steps. 

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

OR

Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.

Additional Infectious Disease Screenings

Hepatitis C Screen

Includes Reflex to Confirmation. Screen for and diagnoses a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to monitor treatment of the infection.

STD Screen

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, Syphilis, and HIV.

STD Screen for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae only.

STD Screen for HIV

Screens for HIV only.

STD Screen for Syphilis

Screens for Syphilis only.

STD Screen with Trichomonas Vaginalis

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, HIV, Syphilis and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Trichomonas Vaginalis Screen

Screening for Trichomonas vaginalis in women or men is performed because Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common and curable STDs.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test (T-SPOT®.TB)

Screens for tuberculosis (TB). 

Valley Fever Screen

This test may assist in the diagnosis of Valley Fever, a fungal infection common in Arizona. 

My Lab ReQuest Patient Testimonial


“I believe My Lab ReQuest is the first generation of true patient centered healthcare in America. One in which a ‘person’, not a patient, can monitor and manage to some extent, and hopefully a greater extent in the near future, their own physiological process and status.”