Herpes HSV 1 test can provide qualitative detection of HSV 1 (Herpes I) (Herpes Labialis) IgM antibody in human serum/plasma/whole blood to determine if someone is infected
- results can be obtained in 25-30 minutes
- instruction insert is included in the package
This product is CE marked and intended only for the use of health care professionals. The test is not intended for use by lay persons and the performance and safety of the test have not been assessed in home use.
HSV1 – This virus is known to cause oral herpes/mouth herpes when cold sores appear on the face, lips and in the mouth.
Herpes simplex virus type 1 belongs to the alpha herpesvirus 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 diameter of approximately 160 nm.
The diagnosis is made based upon clinical features and laboratory tests such as DNA or PCR tests and virus cultures. Try our Herpes HSV 1 Test.
Acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir are commonly used for the treatment of herpes labialis. Acyclovir is administered orally at a dosage of 400 mg five times per day for 5 days. Valacyclovir may be used at a dosage of 2 g twice daily for 1 day with 12 hours in between the two doses. Acyclovir may be used topically, although the effectiveness of topical administration is doubtful.