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Thermo Scientific™ IMAGEN™ Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Kit using Direct Immunofluorescence Assay

Carry out rapid detection and identification of HSV1 and HSV2 in cell cultures with this direct immunofluorescence assay.

Supplier:  Thermo Scientific™ K6106112

Catalog No. RK6106112

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The IMAGEN™ Herpes Simplex Virus typing test is a qualitative direct immunofluorescence test for the detection and typing of HSV 1 and HSV 2 in cell cultures.

HSV is a common and universal infection of humans, associated with a wide range of clinical diseases in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. Both HSV 1 and 2 are frequently implicated in localised vesicular infections of the skin, conjunctiva and mucous membranes of the mouth or genitalia1, 2,3.

Use IMAGEN Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Kit as a rapid, sensitive and specific method for the detection and differentiation of HSV1 and HSV2 isolates in cell culture monolayers.

  • Rapid results- within little over 30 minutes of receiving test sample or culture
  • Simple- ready-to-use reagents plus all IMAGEN assays follow the same basic methodology
  • Excellent sensitivity and specificity- high quality, well-characterized antibodies used in the assay provide excellent sensitivity and specificity.
  • Easy-to-read results
  • Long Shelf Life- typically 24 months.

Herpes simplex virus is a DNA virus containing an icosahedral nucleocapsid surrounded by a lipid containing envelope. Human HSV is classified within the family Herpesviridae and is a member of the sub-family Alphaherpesvirinae. The genus Simplexvirus includes two type species of human herpes simplex virus, HSV 1 and HSV 24.

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2°C to 8°C
HSV glycoproteins (HSV-1/2)
50 Tests
IMAGEN Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Kit
2 x 2 positive control slide, mounting fluid, HSV type 1 reagent, HSV type 2 reagent, instruction for use


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