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

CE-IVD, TGA cleared


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

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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