Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1, HSV-2

The primary difference between the two viral types is in where they typically establish latency in the body- their "site of preference." HSV-1 usually establishes  latency in the trigeminal ganglion and produces most cold sores. HSV-2 usually sets up residence in the sacral ganglion at the base of the spine. From there, it recurs in the genital area. Symptoms of HSV infection include watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth, lips or genitals. Lesions heal with a scab characteristic of herpetic disease. Sometimes the viruses cause very mild or atypical symptoms during outbreaks. However, as neurotropic and neuroinvasive viruses, HSV-1 and -2 persist in the body by  becoming latent and hiding from the immune system in the cell bodies of nerves. After the initial or primary infection some infected people experience sporadic episodes of viral reactivation or outbreaks. In an outbreak, the virus in a nerve cell becomes active and is transported via the nerve's axon to the skin, where virus replication and shedding occur and cause new sores.

HSV I, II PCR kit is qualitative test, and contains the Internal Control in order to control the isolation process of each individual sample and to identify possible reaction inhibition.

For detection, 2 channels FAM/Green and JOE/Yellow/HEX are needed.

New CE
Type Pack Cat. No. Name Description Kit
No. of
 CE Real Time PCR Only R-V8-F(RG,iQ)-CEHSV I,II-FRT
HSV-1 / HSV-2 DNA Real Time amplification kit (detection without differentiation)
Real TimeFEP KitsElectrophoresis KitsAla 1/4 Detector