HSV 1 test (Herpes labialis)
This professional health test includes all the necessary items for detecting herpes 1 infection for men and women. HSV-1 is usually in the lips and facial area but can cause infection in the genital area as well.
This is a fingertip blood drop test, and you will have to collect a blood sample with the included sterile lancet.
The result is available right away.
No need to send the samples to the laboratory.
CE marked for professional use.
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) is known to cause oral herpes/mouth herpes when cold sores appear on the face, lips, and mouth. It belongs to the alphaherpesvirus group. HSV possesses an internal core with a linear double-stranded DNA. The capsid of herpes viruses consists of 162 consumers. The virus is wrapped in a lipid envelope with viral glycoproteins on the surface. Its molecular weight is approximately 100×106 units and its diameter of approximately 160 nm.
More information about Herpes (HSV-1) you will find here.
The HSV 1 test (Herpes labialis) is a rapid test for the qualitative detection of antibodies (IgG and IgM) to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 to aid in the diagnosis of HSV infection.
HSV-1 is usually associated with infection in the oropharyngeal area and eyes, while HSV-2 causes mostly genital and neonatal infections. However, the tissue specificity is not absolute, HSV-2 can be isolated occasionally from the oropharynx and 5-10% of primary genital infections may be caused by HSV-1. The antibody of the IgM class is produced during the first 2-3 weeks of infection with HSV and exists only transiently in most patients.
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