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Herpes Simplex Virus 1&2 DNA


Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is a viral infection which is typically caught in childhood. It usually causes cold sores to appear in and around the mouth.

Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2) is usually transmitted sexually, and causes recurrent blistering and ulceration of the genital areas.

This test looks for the presence of DNA from the Herpes simplex viruses and if found will report which type is detected.