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It must be said, that herpes lesions in and of themselves are often quite sensitive to the touch or even downright painful. In an attempt to increase the success of a herpes culture test, your physician will need to gently swab or rub the surface of one of your herpes lesions.."ouch!". Fortunately, this is a rapid test. The results of a herpes culture take approximately 2 - 3 weeks. A frequent question is "why does it take so long to receive results?". Herpes cultures require that the virus be grown and identified in the laboratory. This is a process that we cannot rush.