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IsoAmp® HSV Assay


for the detection of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV1 & HSV2) in genital and oral lesion specimens from symptomatic patients

Catalog #
20 Reactions

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  Package Insert


Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are a common human pathogen found worldwide that cause a variety of diseases.  HSV infects neonates, children and adults. HSV transmission can result from direct contact with infected secretions from either symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals.

Herpes simplex viruses have been categorized into two different serotypes: HSV-1 is generally associated with infections in the tongue, month, lips, pharynx and eyes; whereas HSV-2 is primarily associated with genital and neonatal infections.  In the U.S., many young sexually active persons with genital ulcers have genital herpes.  The classic presentation of herpes genitalis is an infection characterized by lesions in the genital area and may be accompanied by fever, inguinal lymphadenopathy and dysuria.  In addition to the genital area, lesions caused by HSV can be found on both the skin and mucous membranes.

Traditional techniques used for the detection of HSV-1 and HSV-2 in lesions require a viral culture. The cell culture procedure takes a minimum of 18 hours to detect HSV and also requires a cell culture facility.

The IsoAmp® HSV Assay can be used to detect the HSV DNA within hours of obtaining the specimens and does not require expensive instrumentation.

The assay utilizes Helicase-Dependent Amplification (HDA) for the amplification of a specific target and a target-specific hybridization probe for colorimetric detection of the amplicon on a lateral-flow strip embedded in a self-contained disposable plastic cassette. 

Advantages of the IsoAmp Assay:
No sample-prep: simple dilution
Isothermal reaction: instrument-free
Amplicon containment: self-contained cassette
Simple readout: similar to pregnancy test
Total turnaround time: less than 1.5 hour


The IsoAmp® HSV Assay is an in vitro diagnostic test for the direct, qualitative detection of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 & HSV-2) DNA in male and female genital and oral lesions. The test is intended for use as an aid in diagnosis of HSV infection in symptomatic patients.

Warning: The IsoAmp® HSV Assay is not FDA cleared for use with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The assay does not provide specific typing information to differentiate HSV-1 and HSV-2. The assay is not intended to be used for prenatal screening.



Kit Components :

IsoAmp® HSV Reagent and Control Kit
Amplification Reagent; Enzyme Reagent; HSV-1 Assay Positive Control; HSV-2 Assay Positive Control; Assay Negative Control
Stored at -15ºC or below
IsoAmp® HSV Assay Devices
  Dilution Tubes; Reaction Tubes; Mineral Oil; Cassette Disposal Bags
Stored at room temperature
IsoAmp HSV® Type II BESt™ Cassettes
  Stored at room temperature

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