study was to determine the seroprevalence of and associated risk factors for HSV 1
and 2 among patients attending two Canadian STI clinics located in Calgary and Edmonton.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), using HSV 1
,2 pol gene-specific primers, of DNA recovered from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded brain tissue revealed a 92-base pair (bp) product, confirming the presence of HSV in the brain of this patient (Figure 7).
Caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1
) or type 2 (HSV2), genital herpes is a chronic, lifelong infection with nearly continuous, low-level viral shedding and intermittent clinical recurrences characterized by transmission through sexual contact.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 25, 2014-Focus Diagnostics passes FDA clearance for moderate complexity Simplexa HSV 1
& 2 Direct Molecular Test in aid of diagnosis of encephalitis
The FDA has recently cleared the AtheNA Multi-Lyte HSV 1
& 2 IgG Plus Test System, a herpes simplex virus (HSV) typespecific assay, for use on the AtheNA Multi-Lyte System.
The test is able to differentiate three pathogenic viruses, including HSV 1
, which is responsible for most cold sores and some genital herpes transmissions, HSV 2, responsible mainly for most genital herpes and some cold sores, as well as VZV, which is responsible for chicken-pox in children and shingles among adults.