Transplant Pathogen Monitoring


Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is a common virus life-long established in the peripheral nervous system. Mostly asymptomatic, HSV1 infections are also responsible for oral herpes. After a solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, HSV1 reactivation is frequent and generates more severe infections. HSV1 diagnosis and viral load monitoring is important to determine and adapt the efficiency of anti-viral therapy.

HSV1 ELITe MGB® Kit is a real-time PCR assay designed for the detection and quantification of type 1 herpes simplex virus DNA. The assay is CE-IVD validated on a large range of sample types, in combination with ELITe InGenius®, a fully automated sample-to-result solution.


Conserved targets · Region of herpes simplex virus 1 glycoprotein D gene and human beta-globin gene as an internal control
Easy-to-use · Monoreagent, ready-to-use
Best-in class PCR technology · ELITe MGB probes designed with Minor Groove Binder, Superbases® and Eclipse® Dark Quencher
Large range of samples · Whole blood, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid
Integrated workflow · Fully automated process for extraction, amplification and result analysis with ELITe InGenius
High performance · 99% clinical sensitivity and 100% clinical specificity
Quantitative result · Copies/mL (cp/mL)
Storage of standard curve · 60 days
Eluate storage · Additional testing including multiple PCR from the same eluate, retesting or archiving
Minimal hands-on time · Less than 2 minutes per sample from extraction to result analysis
Complete transplant menu · Complete transplant pathogen monitoring range


Ordering Information

Product Name Description Reference
HSV1 ELITe MGB Kit 4 tubes, 24 reactions each RTS031PLD
HSV1 ELITe Standard 2 sets of 4 levels, 8 reactions each STD031PLD
HSV1 ELITe Positive Control 4 tubes, 2 reactions each CTR031PLD
CTRCPE – Internal Control 4 tubes, 12 reactions each CTRCPE


HSV1 ELITe MGB Kit is also CE-IVD validated with other systems