The cobas® HSV 1 and 2 Test on the cobas® 4800 system is an automated FDA-cleared test for the direct detection and differentiation of Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) DNA in clinician-collected external anogenital lesion specimens from symptomatic male and female patients. The cobas® HSV 1 and 2 Test is intended for use as an aid in diagnosis of anogenital HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections in symptomatic patients.
Anogenital lesion swab specimens for cobas® HSV 1 and 2 testing are collected with the MSwab Collection, Transport and Preservation Kit.
- Primary specimens are loaded directly on the cobas® 4800 System for testing; no manual pipetting required.
- Specimens collected with the MSwab kit are suitable for bacterial culture of gram positive aerobic and facultative anaerobic organisms, virus culture of HSV 1 and HSV 2, and nucleic acids detection of bacteria and viruses.*
- Mixed run capabilities: cobas® HSV 1 and 2 testing can be performed with the cobas® Cdiff and cobas® MRSA/SA tests on the cobas® 4800 system.