If we had better and easier to access tests, I would say yes, do it. But we don’t.
The best we can do in your situation is for you to do one of a few things:
1) do an IgG test and if in a low positive range, do the western blot.
2) start with the western blot which is probably going to cost you around $400 or a little more.
Because 80% of people with HSV 2 don’t know they are infected, I would of course like to see all sexually active people tested for HSV 2 but our testing situation just isn’t there right now for the majority of people.