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Twist off the protective cap, and then pull it straight out.
Press the lancet firmly against the puncture site to activate the device.
Gently apply intermittent pressure near the puncture site to obtain the required blood volume
Read the result 15 minutes after adding the buffer solution. Do not read the result after 20 minutes.
HSV-1 Antibodies Present (positive):
Colored lines are visible in the control region IgM and / or IgG test region, this means you have a herpes-1 infection, cold sores, which are small and somewhat painful blisters that usually show up on or around a person's lips.
If you have a positive herpes IgM result with a negative herpes IgG result, mean you were recently infected with herpes, this is because herpes IgM antibodies, and IgM antibodies generally, are thought to peak shortly after an initial infection and then recede.
One colored line is visible in the control region and no colored line in the test region. This means with high accuracy that you are not infected with herpes simples HSV-1 virus.
However, even herpes IgM antibodies can take up to ten days to develop after primary infection with the virus. If you believe you have been exposed, but have no symptoms, you should therefore wait at least two weeks before getting tested, you may also want to go for a repeat test after 6 months if you do not undergo regular screening
HSV-1 Antibodies (Negative):
One colored line is visible in the control region and no colored line in the test region. This means that no Herpes HSV1 infection was detected.
There are no colored lines or only a colored line in the test region. The most common reason for an invalid test result is that the test procedure was not carried out properly.