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Herpes Simplex Virus 2 DNA PCR

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What is Herpes Simplex Virus 2 DNA PCR?

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 DNA PCR is used to detect HSV-2 in the blood through PCR(Polymerase Chain Reaction technique. PCR detects the genetic material, DNA of the virus.Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) is the main cause of cold sores that is transmitted through oral route.

Why is HSV 2 DNA PCR done?

  1. When symptoms of herpes appear, including genital sores, fever, etc.
  2. To diagnose herpes if symptoms of encephalitis or meningitis appear, especially if they appear after a suspected exposure to HSV 2 or after other symptoms of herpes
  3. To screen and diagnose infection of the Herpes Simplex Virus 2
  4. To distinguish an HSV infection from a Varicella zoster infection
  5. To distinguish an HSV 1 infection from a HSV 2 infection


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