HSV Typ RQ Kit
HSV 1/2 Detection and Genotyping
Human Herpes Virus type 1 and 2 (HHV-1, HHV-2) known as Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2) are large enveloped DNA viruses with a genome of about 150 kbp double stranded DNA.
HSV is a ubiquitous agent and can cause a variety of infections. Although most HSV infections in adults are usually benign, yet HSV is the most common cause of viral encephalitis and genital herpes is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Despite overlapping clinical manifestations, HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections are different regarding the severity and outcome, mortality, frequency of reactivation, response to medication, and drug resistance. Therefore, deﬁning the type is clinically important and routinely recommended.
Classicaly HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections are associated with oral or genital diseases, respectively. However, the differentiation of HSV-1 from HSV-2 based on anatomical site of infection is far from absolute and both HSV-1 and -2 can be isolated from skin, mucosa, and visceral organs. Also HSV-1 has become the predominant cause of genital ulcers in some developed countries. Therefore, HSV1 and HSV-2 detection and typing based on clinical symptoms is not reliable and requires laboratory tests.
Also in case of viral encephalitis, prompt laboratory diagnosis of HSV infection is essential for patient management and possible initiation of antiviral therapy and reducing the mortality rate.
HSV Typ RQ kit serves the both of above, fast and highly sensitive detection and typing of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections based on Real-Time PCR.
Ready to Use
The HSV Type Mix contains all necessary reagents for Real-Time PCR and is ready to use; no further reagent or mixing is required. Reactions are prepared simply by addition of the mix directly to the tubes followed by the sample DNA. Results can be viewed in Green/FAM, Yellow/VIC and Orange/ROX channels.
PCR mix contains also specific DNA that is detected by a second probe in Orange/Rox channel. Internal Control prevents false negative results by PCR inhibition or setup errors.
HSV Type Control & mix are manufactured in batches, and each series is distributed after passing quality control tests for specificity, sensitivity, accuracy and Precision.
Easy & Quick Setup
kit contains a template file for quick and easy setup of the Real-Time PCR instrument and no need to go through time taking manual setting, also reducing setup errors.
Kit contains HSV Typ Mix, one Positive control for each of types, PCR grade water, manual and a CD with template file.
Kit is available as 24, 48 and 96 reactions of 25 µl.
Technical support team is always available via phone or email. The team may also visit your lab for training or troubleshooting.