Quidel® Lyra Direct
HSV 1+2/VZV Assay

for qualitative detection and identification

The Quidel® Lyra™ Direct HSV 1+2/VZV Assay is a multiplex real-time PCR assay for the qualitative detection and identification of viral nucleic acids extracted from lesion swabs. The assay is intended to aid in the differential diagnosis of herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes-3. VZV is the virus that causes chicken pox.

Benefits of Quidel® Lyra™ Direct HSV 1+2/VZV Assay
CE-IVD and IVD labeled
Genital herpes is misdiagnosed 20% of the time1
In the US, 16% of adults are HSV-2 seropositive, but only 10–25% of persons with HSV-2 infection have recognized genital herpes. Moreover, most HSV-2 infections are acquired from persons without a clinical history of genital herpes1
Early identification can help reduce transmission and suppress reactivation2
Plans can be made to avoid transmission to neonates
Ordering information
Product Quantity Cat. No.
Quidel® Lyra™ Direct HSV 1+2/VZV Assay
(For sale in the US and Europe only. The assay is validated for use on the QuantStudio® Dx and the Applied Biosystems® 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time Instruments.)

96 reactions


Quidel Lyra™ HSV/VZV External Controls 10 reactions 4481484


  1. Hook, Edward W. III. 2012. “A New Look at Genital Herpes: The Critical Role of the Laboratory in Diagnosis and Management.” Medical Laboratory Observer 2012 July 44(7):8-12.
  2. Emmert, David. 2000. “Treatment of Common Cutaneous Herpes Simplex Virus Infections”. Am Fam Physician 2000 Mar 15;61(6):1697-1704..