Re: Herpes testing specifics
Herpes Select is the brand name, (like Ford or Chevy). Herpes Select comes in different versions; ELISA, Immunoblot, and Plexus (just like there are several models of Ford cars trucks and vans). It doesn't matter what verion of the Herpes Select test you get, they all have the same accuracy at about 97-98%, assuming you wait at least 12-16 weeks post last possible exposure.
The HerpeSelect test only test for the Herpes virus, it doesn't look for HIV or other STDs. Do not ask for a standard STD exam, cause it usually does not include a Herpes test. The doctor may draw blood, may even say all your blood work is fine, but it doesn't mean you were tested for Herpes. You have to ask to be tested for Herpes.
Be sure and get hard copies of your Herpes test results in case you have questions about the results and or the actual test given.