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OASCN Resources | Herpes Simplex Virus

These resources were developed by the OASCN Collaborative between 2021-2022.

Relevant Learning Points:

Learning Point #18: The CSF multiplex (eg, BioFire) PCR test for HSV is generally sensitive and specific. False negatives are rare. Some ID specialists believe a PCR test (separate from the BioFire) has higher sensitivity.

Learning Point #19: HSV blood PCR increases the diagnostic yield for this infection.