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4.4(486 reviews)
3701 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 253043701 MacCorkle Ave SE
OpenWed 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Recent patient review

First time I used this LabCorp location. I made my appointment online and arrived just before the scheduled time. I did not wait at all and had my blood tests completed quickly and professionally. I would definitely use this location again without hesitation.

4.11(531 reviews)
4825 MacCorkle Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 253094825 MacCorkle Ave SW
OpenWed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Entire visit took no more than 10 minutes. Staff was very friendly, check in process was very quick with automated systems.

4.19(521 reviews)
101 Goff Mountain Rd, Charleston, WV 25313101 Goff Mountain Rd
OpenWed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Entire visit took no more than 10 minutes. Staff was very friendly, check in process was very quick with automated systems.

4.38(547 reviews)
1207 Hospital Dr, Hurricane, WV 255261207 Hospital Dr
OpenWed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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Recent patient review

First time I used this LabCorp location. I made my appointment online and arrived just before the scheduled time. I did not wait at all and had my blood tests completed quickly and professionally. I would definitely use this location again without hesitation.

927 Barlow Dr, Charleston, WV 25311927 Barlow Dr
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:15 am
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2.5(10 reviews)
1416 MacCorkle Ave SW, Charleston, WV 253031416 MacCorkle Ave SW
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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313 MacCorkle Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 25303313 MacCorkle Ave SW
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2.33(3 reviews)
5430 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 253045430 MacCorkle Ave SE
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Received very professional care from everyone Kind caring people esp the PA Very efficient not a long wait Highly recommend would go there again if needed Highly recommend

301 RHL Blvd, South Charleston, WV 25309301 RHL Blvd
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4605 Maccorkle Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 253094605 Maccorkle Ave SW
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4610 Kanawha Ave SW, Charleston, WV 253094610 Kanawha Ave SW
OpenWed 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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5.0(3 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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4812 MacCorkle Ave SW, Charleston, WV 253094812 MacCorkle Ave SW
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I had to take my daughter in for a cough. The PA took the time to listen to my concerns. We did not have to wait long and staff was very friendly. I would recommend this MedExpress to anyone needing care.

3.0(6 reviews)
314 Goff Mountain Rd, Cross Lanes, WV 25313314 Goff Mountain Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Great! They got me in a reasonable amount of time. Were friendly and caring through out.

12 Kanawha Terrace, Saint Albans, WV 2517712 Kanawha Terrace
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12 Kanawha Terrace, Saint Albans, WV 2517712 Kanawha Terrace
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113 liberty Square, Hurricane, WV 25526113 liberty Square
OpenWed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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563 WV-34, Hurricane, WV 25526563 WV-34
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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200 Academy Dr, Ripley, WV 25271200 Academy Dr
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Latest Herpes Test Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
Oct 28, 2022
Flu-related hospitalizations nationwide have risen dramatically in recent weeks, reaching levels historically not seen until much later in flu season, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (NBC News)

Herpes Test FAQs

  • What is a herpes (HSV) test?

    HSV can be detected in your body using an HSV test. This STD test is offered as a swab test or a blood test, according to the NIH. Knowing if you have herpes can help you avoid infecting others, particularly unborn children.

  • What is a herpes test used for?

    A herpes test is often performed to identify if HSV is producing herpes symptoms, such as oral or genital sores. According to the National Institutes of Health, a herpes test can be used to diagnose HSV in pregnant women and newborn newborns who may have been exposed to HSV while in the womb.

  • Why do I need an HSV test?

    If you have had sexual interaction with someone who is infected with HSV, or if you are pregnant and have previously had herpes or signs of genital herpes, you may need an HSV test, according to the National Institutes of Health. If you've had several sex partners, are a male who has sex with men, or have signs of a brain or spinal cord issue including fever, disorientation, or a stiff neck, HSV testing may be required, according to the NIH.

  • What happens during an HSV test?

    A healthcare provider collects a fluid and cell sample from a herpes sore with a cotton swab during an HSV swab test. During a blood test, a healthcare worker draws a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm with a thin, tiny needle. A spinal tap is a procedure in which a healthcare specialist extracts a little amount of fluid from your spine in order to diagnose HSV.

  • Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

    According to the National Institutes of Health, the swab test and herpes blood test require no specific preparation. Before getting a spinal tap, you may be asked to empty your bladder and bowels. More information about the preparation required for your type of HSV test can be obtained from the lab test supplier.

  • Are there any risks to the test?

    According to the National Institutes of Health, there are no hazards associated with the herpes swab test. According to the NIH, the blood test may produce slight soreness and bruising at the injection site, but these symptoms normally go away quickly. A spinal tap can result in a headache, as well as soreness or tenderness where the needle was put in the back. Your doctor may go over the potential hazards of HSV testing with you in further detail.

  • What do the results mean?

    Normal or negative HSV test results indicate that no herpes virus was found or detected. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, an HSV infection can occur even if test findings are benign. Positive or abnormal results indicate that HSV was detected in your sample and that you are either infected or have been affected in the past.

  • Is there anything else I need to know about an HSV test?

    The CDC does not advocate HSV testing for persons who do not have herpes symptoms since a positive diagnosis in someone who does not have symptoms does not induce people to change their sexual activity or stop the virus from spreading, according to the CDC. False-positive findings are also possible in persons who do not exhibit symptoms, according to the CDC. According to the CDC, the herpes test is currently only advised for persons who have HSV symptoms.

  • Where can I get a herpes test in West Virginia?

    A herpes test is available in West Virginia from many healthcare professionals who provide lab tests and STD testing. HSV testing may be available through your general care physician, a hospital, an urgent care center, or a walk-in clinic, among other places.
    Use Solv to find herpes test providers in your area and schedule an appointment for the same day or the next day. To find top-rated providers in your area, type "herpes test" or "STD testing" into the search form on Solv's website, then choose your location.

West Virginia Herpes Tests

The herpes simplex virus causes herpes, which is a viral ailment (HSV). Oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) are the two main kinds of HSV, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (HSV-2). Oral herpes is characterized by blisters or cold sores around the mouth, and genital herpes is characterized by blisters or sores in the vaginal area.

According to the State of New York Department of Health, herpes is one of the most common viral illnesses in the United States, with genital herpes affecting one in every four Americans aged 18 and older. Herpes is transmitted through direct contact with sores, most commonly during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected person. Herpes can spread even if an infected person has no visible sores, according to the National Institutes of Health.

How to contract herpes

According to the State of New York Department of Health, herpes is transferred by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. It goes on to say that herpes can spread even if the infected person doesn't have any sores or other symptoms.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the best method to lower your risk of genital herpes is to avoid having intercourse and to use condoms regularly and correctly when you do. Another effective strategy to lower your chance of genital herpes is to stay in a long-term relationship with someone who does not have it.

What is a herpes test?

A herpes test, often known as an HSV test, is a type of STD test that tests for HSV in your body. According to the National Institutes of Health, an HSV test can establish whether sores on your mouth or genitals are caused by HSV. An HSV test can also be used to diagnose a herpes infection in pregnant women and assess whether the baby is at risk.

What is the treatment for herpes?

According to the National Institutes of Health, herpes cannot be cured, and there is no effective herpes treatment that can make the illness go away completely. Certain drugs, according to the CDC, may minimize your symptoms and your potential to spread herpes to your sex partner. Antiviral drugs may also prevent or limit outbreaks while they are being taken, according to the CDC.

Sources

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  1. Herpes (HSV) Test (December 3, 2020)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/herpes-hsv-test/
  2. What is Herpes? (January 2005)
    https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/consumers/youth/docs/herpes_brochure.pdf
  3. Genital Herpes Treatment and Care (July 22, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/treatment.htm
  4. Genital Herpes Screening FAQ (February 9, 2017)
    https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/screening.htm

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