herpes simplex virus

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herpes simplex virus

[¦hər‚pēz ′sim‚pleks ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
Either of two types of subgroup A herpesviruses that are specific for humans; given the binomial designation Herpesvirus hominis.
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Diagnostic information company Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) disclosed on Monday the receipt of the expedited FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate complexity categorisation for its new Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test on the 3M Integrated Cycler.
According to the company, its new PCR assay kit distinguishes between three infectious diseases: HSV 1, the virus responsible for most cold sores and some genital herpes transmissions; HSV 2, the virus primarily responsible for most genital herpes and some cold sores; and VZV, the virus responsible for chicken-pox in children and shingles among adults.
25 March 2014 - US provider of diagnostic information services Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) said yesterday that its subsidiary Focus Diagnostics Inc had secured expedited FDA 510(k) approval and CLIA moderate complexity categorisation for its Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test.