It can be difficult to find a place to get a herpes blood test in the UK. So, learn from those who have been down the road already. And be sure to check out the HHP Doctor list as well for a few more referrals.
I want to tell anyone that is having trouble getting a type specific Igg test in the UK that you can get it done at
14 Wimpole Street,
London W1G 9SX
(near Bond Street Station
and Harley Street)
020 7631 0090
It is a private clinic, but they are really friendly and helpful.
There is a free GUM clinic in Enfield. They're pretty good and have walk in clinics on various days and times.
Same day STD testing in the UK - London
I've added a link on our awareness page to http://www.stdtesting.org.uk/
I think that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital do this test- I found a paper on a website, see below, which also has reasons why it isn't routinely tested, though I think they are crazy.
You can also have a blood test done privately through the Herpes Virus association. Contact them here http://www.hva.org.uk/ and they can arrange it. The test is an international standard ELISA type specifc test.
The advanatge of having the test done privately is that you will get a copy of the lab results. This may or may not be uselful to you!
You can also get a PCR test here. This is a much more sensitive swab based test. But you will probably have to pay for it.