HSV 1 & 2 cause a variety of diseases with multiple presentations, ranging from mucocutaneous and cutaneous lesions to fulminate encephalitis that can have devastating results. An estimated 3.7 billion people under age 50 (67%) have HSV-1 infection globally, while an estimated 491 million people aged 15–49 (13%) worldwide have HSV-2 infection.
HSV-1 is the common cause of most cold sores and also encephalitis. HSV-2 commonly causes genital herpes and viral meningitis. Encephalitis can occur at any age with devastating results if untreated, with up to 70% mortality, and only a minority of survivors will achieve full recovery.
The CDC estimates that 776,000 people in the United States get new herpes infections annually. Nationwide, 16% of persons aged 14-49 have HSV 2 infection. Recognition of genital herpes is important to prevent transmission and provide counseling.
HSV is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted disease
The value of Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Direct
A complete solution for fast and effective diagnosis of HSV 1 & HSV 2
Proven HSV testing efficiencies
One test for wide range of mucocutaneous/cutaneous lesions and CSF with only 50µl of sample input to increase access and usability of high quality results.
Operational excellence in HSV testing
Whether primary HSV infection or life-threatening viral meningitis or encephalitis, this solution empowers your lab to consolidate HSV testing.
Confident clinical performance
100% agreement with CSF from HSV positive patients and over 96% agreement with prospective cutaneous/mucocutaneous swab samples.
How the Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Direct works
Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Direct is an in-vitro qualitative real-time PCR assay with a simple workflow, enabling unextracted primary sample and ready-to-use PCR reagent loading on a re-usable Direct Amplification Disc on the compact LIAISON® MDX system designed for operational simplicity, flexibility, and quality assurance for utility across any clinical lab.
Scan 1-8 primary unextracted samples per run, ready-to-use single-use reaction mix vials, and the 8-well Direct Amplification Disc. Simply load samples and reagents directly onto the disc, place the disc on the LIAISON® MDX Instrument and press run for results in 60 minutes.
Intiutive LIAISON® MDX Studio Software
Integrated QC checks and reporting for individual assays or use the multi-assay suite feature for compatible assays- Simplexa® HSV 1&2 Direct is compatible with the Simplexa® VZV Swab/VZV Direct assays in the same run: view PCR curves and QC Charts, Interface with LIS and even during run access software.
Most comprehensive sample coverage
Cerebrospinal fluid and cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion swabs from anorectal, genital, nasal,ocular, oral, urethra, and skin.
Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Direct workflow
Scan, load and go
Ready to use
- No prep & No waste
- Single use reagents (24 reactions)
- No mixing, pouring or rehydrating
Simple & easy workflow
- No extraction needed, direct sample input
- Liquid sensor to ensure adequate sample volume metered: No precise pipetting required
- CLIA Moderate Complexity
- Scan the assay definition QR code (upon first use only)
- Scan the lot-specific QR code on a vial or card
- Scan the disc barcode
- Scan the sample barcode
In each Disc Wedge:
- Load 50 µl of sample
- Load 50 µl of reaction mix (= 1 vial content)
- Disc may be re-used up to 8 times (until all Wedges are utilized).
- Close the foil and remove the tab.
Load and run
Load the disc onto the LIAISON® MDX and start the run. The results and a final report are automatically generated by the software.
To be used on the LIAISON® MDX Instrument
The LIAISON® MDX is an innovative and powerful real-time PCR instrument with two consumable disc options: the 8-well Direct Amplification Disc and the 96-well Universal Disc for higher volume testing.
Supported by an expanding menu of molecular assays, the system provides easy-to-understand results with the ability to check amplification curves after a run. All of this in a compact footprint measuring only 12″ by 8″ by 12″ so that it can fit into laboratories of any size.
Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 ordering info
Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Direct Kit
Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Positive Control Pack