Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR
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Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR

Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Real-Time PCR

The primary methods of testing for the virus are the herpes culture and HSV DNA testing (PCR). Although it is not as sensitive, HSV antibody testing can be used to help diagnose an acute HSV infection if acute and convalescent blood samples are collected. The convalescent blood sample is collected several weeks after the acute sample, and HSV IgG antibody levels are compared to see if they have risen significantly, indicating a current infection. Antibody testing may also be used to screen certain populations, such as sexually active people, potential organ transplant recipients, and those with HIV/AIDS, for a previously contracted HSV infection.
Methodology
    Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance
    DNA testing is analytically more sensitive than culture, especially in patients with encephalitis or meningitis. DNA testing may be useful in diagnosis of infection in neonates. Neonates who have been exposed to HSV can develop disseminated infection and encephalitis. Encephalitis is usually due to HSV I whereas meningitis is usually due to HSV II. DNA testing provides reliable means to define the type.
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