PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV

Detect and differentiate herpes viruses

Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1&-2) and Varicella zoster virus (VZV) in a single-well multiplex qPCR test


Demonstrated performance for confident results

Why use PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV?

VZV and HSV have similar clinical presentations but require different patient management. Guidelines around the world recommend molecular testing to improve accuracy of ano-genital ulcers and ensure appropriate patient management.

  • Assist patient management with definitive diagnostic tool
  • HSV-1 is increasingly prevalent in genital infections

Validated on hundreds of clinical samples, PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV demonstrates excellent sensitivity and specificity.

SpeeDx PlexPCR HSV-1,2 VZV product box

PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV workflow solution

Streamline your Herpes testing workflow with a simple, high-performance molecular testing solution.

  • Single-well multiplex test
  • Validated on range of specimen types
  • No auxiliary software required

Simplify your herpes testing workflow.

PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV Performance Specifications

Demonstrated clinical performance – for more detail please see the PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV Instructions for Use.

Performance of PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV
Sensitivity 100% 100% 96.3%
Specificity 99.2% 100% 100%


The PlexPCR® HSV-1&2, VZV kit simultaneously detects and differentiates Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) and Varicella zoster virus (VZV) nucleic acids isolated and purified from cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion swab specimen.


Single well: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), Varicella zoster virus (VZV), Internal Control


Sample types

  • Swabs: genital, non-genital, anal/rectal and oral


Amplification instruments

  • Roche LightCycler® 480 Instrument II (LC480 II)

Shipping Conditions

Products are shipped on dry ice or ice gel packs.


Storage & stability

Expiry dates are stated on the labels. Excessive freeze/thawing is not recommended. Store protected from light at – 20°C.


Intended use

For in vitro diagnostic use. Not for sale in the USA.


Regulatory status

TGA cleared


Please contact your local representative if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Information Brochures


Package Insert

Safety Data Sheet


Related Products

Certificate of Analysis

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Instructions for use

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Ordering Information

Please contact SpeeDx for information about offering SpeeDx diagnostics in your clinic or for a list of current pathology clinics where SpeeDx testing is available.

Product Compatible Size Catalogue
PlexPCR® HSV-1 & 2, VZV* LC480 II 100 reactions 11101L-01
PlexPCR® Colour Compensation*^ kit LC480 II 2 reactions 90001

*Not for sale in USA
^Supplied upon request. This kit is only required for initial set-up to establish calibration of PlexPCR® and ResistancePlus® kits on the LC480 instrument, see instruction for use for details.

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