Human Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) IgG ELISA KitThe HSV-1 IgG ELISA is intended for use in evaluating a patients serologic status to herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 infection, or for evaluating paired sera for the presence of a significant increase in HSV-1 specific IgG. Herpes Simplex Virus is a common pathogen and its primary infection is usually asymptomatic. There are two immunologically distinct types of HSV: Type 1 and Type 2. HSV-1 is generally associated with oral infection and lesions above the waist, and HSV-2 is associated with genital infections and lesions below the waist. Clinical cases primarily are (1) eczema herpeticum with eczematous skin changes with numerous lesions, (2) gingivo-stomatitis, and (3) herpes sepsis, almost only found in premature newborn infants. The HSV-1 IgG ELISA is an accurate serologic method to detect HSV-1 IgG specific-antibody in serum samples.