Transplant Pathogen Monitoring


Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2) is a widespread herpes virus, usually sexually transmitted and responsible for genital herpes. Latent reactivation of HSV2 after solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is frequent and generates disseminated mucocutaneous infections. Early HSV2 diagnosis and viral load monitoring, by molecular methods, is important for patient management in order to initiate appropriate anti-viral treatment.

HSV2 ELITe MGB® Kit is a real-time PCR assay designed for the detection and quantification of type 2 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 · Regions of herpes simplex virus 2 glycoprotein G 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 · 98.6% 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
HSV2 ELITe MGB Kit 4 tubes, 24 reactions each RTS032PLD
HSV2 ELITe Standard 2 sets of 4 levels, 8 reactions each STD032PLD
HSV2 ELITe Positive Control 2 tubes, 4 reactions each CTR032PLD
CTRCPE – Internal Control 4 tubes, 12 reactions each CTRCPE


HSV2 ELITe MGB Kit is also CE-IVD validated with other systems