At Home Herpes Test Kit


  • Genital Herpes is the 2nd most common STD.
  • Mail-in kits for home use
  • Test in just 5 minutes
  • Lab results in 2-5 days
  • 100% pain free
  • Free physician consultation
  • Enjoy free & discreet shipping


Temporarily unavailable in NY state.



(20 customer reviews)



You’re considering an at home genital herpes test? Well, we’re sure there are a lot of questions flying through your head. For instance: What exactly is genital herpes? What are some signs that I have herpes?  Don’t worry – we’re here to help!

In today’s uncertain world, STDs are constantly on the rise. For example, one in three Americans have a sexually transmitted infection. In fact, herpes in particular is absolutely the most common infection in the United States.

With an infection this common, it’s a good thing there is an at home testing option. To really understand everything about taking an at-home genital herpes test, you first need to know about the infection and how to avoid it.

Get The Facts: Herpes Simplex Virus

The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a sexually transmitted infection that is categorized by two types of viruses: herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes).  Let’s take a closer look at HSV-2.

What is HSV-2? 

Genital herpes, or HSV-2, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is actually the third most common. In fact, one in six people in the U.S. between the ages of 14 and 49 have genital herpes.

You can contract this infection through oral, anal or vaginal sex. Since it usually appears in the form of blisters or sores, it can easily be mistaken as a blemish or ingrown hair. Many times, there are no visible signs or symptoms to alert you of this infection’s presence. However, just because there are no obvious symptoms doesn’t mean that the infection isn’t there.

This is why using a herpes test kit is the most vital step of all. Not getting tested means not being diagnosed and treated. In turn, you can potentially spread the infection, and cause unnecessary health complications for yourself and others.

How Does Herpes Spread?

The massive infection rate is largely due to the way herpes is spread. The virus is carried in fluids that are found in easily breakable herpes sores. Having direct contact with those fluids can cause you to contract the infection. It is transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex with a person who has the disease.

It’s possible to contract herpes from a sexual partner who does not have any visible sores. This is because you can get herpes simply by making contact with skin in an infected person’s genital area regardless of whether or not sores are present.

How Can You Reduce Your Risk of Contracting Herpes?

The only way to avoid contracting herpes is to abstain from sex. However, it is possible to reduce your risk of contracting herpes if you are sexually active. Here’s what to do:

  • Ask your partner to get tested prior to having sex with him or her.
  • Use latex condoms every time you have sex.
  • If your partner has herpes, make sure he or she takes an anti-herpes medication everyday. Avoid sex on days where your partner is experiencing symptoms of herpes, such as visible sores.

Following these tips can help you practice safe sex and drastically reduce your risk of getting herpes.

What Are the Symptoms of Herpes?

As we mentioned earlier, having herpes doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll immediately be seeing telltale signs that it’s in your body. The symptoms that do show up are often mild enough to be completely unrecognized as the infection. In short, many people who have herpes may not even know it. Then it is that much easier to pass it on to someone else. That’s why it’s so important to use a herpes test kit to determine whether or not you have this infection. 

What’s more, both versions of HSV can be passed to partners whether or not the carrier is showing symptoms. Knowing the status of your own sexual health, as well as that of your sexual partners, is the best way to stay safe.

For oral herpes, or HSV-1, the carrier may see common “fever sores” or “cold sores” around their mouth. Now you’re probably thinking about everyone you’ve ever met who has complained of a cold sore. Maybe you get cold sores yourself. That is how rampant herpes has become!

An infected person with genital herpes, or HSV-2, may have blisters and bumps that can break and result in painful sores. During your very first outbreak, you may also display flu-like symptoms, such as fever, body aches or swollen glands.

If visible, here are some of the more common signs of an HSV-2 vaginal or pelvic infection:

  • Discomfort similar to a yeast, bacterial or bladder infection
  • Sores in or around the vagina, vulva or urethra
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pain while urinating
  • Headaches, body aches or flu-like symptoms

Here are some of the most common symptoms of a HSV-2 penile infection:

  • Sores on or around the penis
  • Pain while urinating
  • Swelling or discomfort in the groin nodes
  • Headaches, body aches or flu-like symptoms

Most cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-2, but if you participate in oral sex, keep in mind that the oral variety of HSV can still cause genital herpes. So it pays to test regularly and be honest with your partners.

Is There a Cure for Herpes?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for either type of herpes. Once you are infected, you are usually a carrier for life.

It’s not all bad news, though! The symptoms caused by herpes can be treated and relieved with the proper medication. These can lower the frequency of your outbreaks and relieve the pain that comes with the symptoms. Treatments can also shorten the amount of time that each outbreak lasts. Some can even make it less likely for the HSV infection to be passed on to your partner. If you have herpes, it’s best to discuss treatment options with your doctor.

Should Pregnant Women Use A Herpes Test Kit?

For pregnant women, there are additional reasons to fear genital herpes. As an example, the infection can be passed on to the baby. Ultimately, this may lead to miscarriage or premature birth. Prenatal herpes, which can be fatal, is also a possible complication for the fetus. For this reason, using a herpes test kit is crucial for pregnant women.

How to Use A Herpes Test Kit

myLAB Box’s Genital Herpes Testing Kit specifically screens for genital herpes HSV-2. This test kit is a popular option for those who think or know that they have been in contact with this infection.

Here’s how it works:

  • Order a home testing kit online. (You even get free shipping!)
  • Collect a sample using the easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Send the sample off for testing. (More free shipping!)
  • Receive your lab-certified results online in just days.

Testing for herpes has never been more convenient. You won’t need to schedule an appointment with your doctor or visit a lab to test for herpes. The entire test can be completed from the comfort of your own home!

How Often Should I Test Myself for Herpes?

Again, HSV-2 is very common, so regular testing is recommended. We put together a guide that can help to quickly inform you of when to test for HSV-2 and other STIs. Above all, set a schedule for routine screenings. This will give you total control over your sexual health.

Stay in Control of Your Health With At-Home Herpes Tests

Nothing is more important than your health, and when it comes to your wellbeing, knowledge is power. That’s why it’s in your best interest to test for HSV-2 and other STIs using at-home herpes test kit. The results of this test will give you the information you need to stay in control of your health!


  • ★★★★★

    Sarah Meade March 12, 2020

    Simple and efficient.

  • ★★★★★

    Cara January 28, 2020

    Perfect. This was my 2nd purchase and much prefer the ease and privacy of at home kit vs. cost and lost time @ a Dr.s office or lab. Easy to use, mail & results were fast.

  • ★★★★★

    Laura MOORE December 30, 2019

    I am super happy with the product and the company as a whole. The test was easy and the results were quick. Thank you guys, such a great and convenient approach to testing.

  • ★★★★★

    Denise October 7, 2019

    I was very happy with the clear instructions and fast results.

  • ★★★★★

    metevierj01 October 1, 2019

    Happy with this product. Very relieved to have discreet testing option. And honestly, from the day I mailed it to the day I got my results was about the same time frame as doctors office results, without having to feel uncomfortable. Thank you!

  • ★★★★★

    Dale September 18, 2019

    Simple and a good feeling of trust.

  • ★★★★★

    Alex September 15, 2019

    Easy to follow instructions, easy to ship, doesn’t take long to do. And it’s very discreet. Plus not as anxiety inducing as going to a doctor’s office

  • ★★★★★

    mhawkins808 July 31, 2019

    I’m very happy with my at home herpes test kit. Being able to do these kind of things at home is awesome to have.

  • ★★★★★

    Kurt July 25, 2019

    fast, easy to understand instructions, would recommend to a friend

  • Customer Service Manager July 22, 2019

    Thank you Alan! We strive to provide easy and accurate testing from the privacy of your home. We appreciate your business!

  • ★★★★★

    Alan July 22, 2019

    Never did an at home test before but this one was good.

  • Customer Service Manager July 12, 2019

    Thank you for sharing Melissa! It is important to us that the public knows that there are options for reliable & private testing options from home. We appreciate your feedback!

  • ★★★★★

    Melissa July 11, 2019

    Everything went as expected it was easy and simple to use from check out to reading my results. If you are sexually active you owe it to yourself to get tested with the herpes box. It is comforting to be able to do this in the privacy of my own home.

  • ★★★★★

    Frank July 10, 2019

    Received my results quickly which was important as I was stressed out over them.

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    Molly M July 8, 2019

    If you are a nervous person like I am MLB is perfect for you. The process was fast and confidential. Confidentially is very important to me.

  • ★★★★★

    harrison June 22, 2019

    The test was very quick and easy. Painless and received my results back quickly!

  • ★★★★★

    cgaines1987 November 13, 2017

    Easy to use and quick response!

  • ★★★★★

    Sara Pond September 15, 2017

    Much easier than I thought it would be, and I found a coupon online to help a little with expenses. My results came back and I went to my doctors afterwards to get rechecked and had the same results.
    I definitely recommend this to anyone unable to go into an office or that isn’t comfortable testing outside of home. It came with two lancets, bandaids, a blood drop sheet, biohazard bags for your sample to stay preserved in, and even a premarked box ready to mail back. Results came back within days, it was very direct and helpful.
    The instructions are very specific but if you read carefully and take your time, it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes and will be a breeze.

  • ★★★★★

    kiaramwheeler September 10, 2017

    So easy to use. I’m so happy that there’s such a convenient way to get tested now. And the best part? Super fast results!

  • ★★★★★

    Lisa August 10, 2017

    Very fast response for a blood test. Packaging is discrete. My only recommendation for improvement is to include an additional third lancet in the kit.

  • ★★★★★

    Chelsea May 25, 2017

    Gave me quick peace of mind.

  • ★★★★★

    Jessica April 7, 2017

    I was happy with the home test. Was delivered very fast and was easy to do myself at home. It does help to have someone help when having to prick yourself. The only thing I wish they would provide was medication for treatment.

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myLAB Box offers individuals with laboratory services for wellness monitoring. All tests are validated by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Results are comparable to samples collected in a physician’s office or clinical laboratory. Tests used in myLAB Box kits have been developed and performance characteristics determined by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Tests have not been approved by the US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA), although individual components of some tests performed in the laboratory are FDA-cleared. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary for laboratory-developed tests such as those offered by my LAB Box. These tests are used for clinical purposes only. They should not be regarded as investigational or for research. myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing and follow the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The tests, and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. All information given as to the use of the tests is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s consultation.