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Meridian Bioscience™ Alethia™ HSV 1 and 2 DNA Amplification Assay

Qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for direct detection and differentiation of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion specimens.

Manufacturer:  Meridian Bioscience™ 480650

Catalog No. 23-029-010

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Includes: 25 Tests each for HSV-1 and HSV-2.



illumigene HSV 1&2 utilizes loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) to detect HSV-1 and HSV-2. Results are available in less than one hour to reduce turn around time, eliminate send-out costs and aid in same day diagnosis, treatment and counseling of patients.
  • Results in less than one hour
  • High sensitivity and specificity improves accuracy of diagnosis
  • Testing requires <2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Expanded molecular menu
  • Reduce cost and increase profitability
  • No capital expense or service contract required
  • Moderately complex with minimal hands-on time
  • Small footprint, easily adaptable to any laboratory
  • HSV-1 Sensitivity: Cutaneous: 94.1%, Mucocutaneous: 95.0%
  • HSV-2 Sensitivity: Cutaneous: 100%, Mucocutaneous: 98.6%
  • HSV-1 Specificity: Cutaneous: 97.2%, Mucocutaneous: 94.9%
  • HSV-2 Specificity: Cutaneous: 95.1%, Mucocutaneous: 95.6%
  • Acceptable Sample Types: Cutaneous: skin and genital (penis); Mucocutaneous: anorectal and genital (vaginal/cervical, nasal, ocular, oral, urethral)
  • Assay Format: Isothermal DNA amplification

Storage: Store kits at 2° to 30°C and external controls at 2° to 8°C.


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Detects and differentiates HSV-1 and HSV-2
HSV-1: Cutaneous: 97.2%, Mucocutaneous: 94.9%; HSV-2: Cutaneous: 95.1%, Mucocutaneous: 95.6%
<1 hr.
HSV-1 and HSV-2
Mucocutaneous and Cutaneous
HSV-1: Cutaneous: 94.1%, Mucocutaneous: 95.0%; HSV-2: Cutaneous: 100%, Mucocutaneous: 98.6%
25 Each
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Store kits at 2°C to 30°C and external controls at 2°C to 8°C.
25 Tests each for HSV-1 and HSV-2
HSV 1& DNA Amplification Assay
Safety and Handling

Safety and Handling

ShelfLife : 18 Months

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