Table 1

Scoring system used to read the POCkit HSV 2 rapid test*

Test spot observationTest scoreHSV-2 antibody status
*A pink/red control spot has to be present in each test device to make the test valid.
No red/pink test spot observed0Negative
Some red/pink colour visible in the test but not as a clear spot1Ambiguous
Very weak, but definite test spot2Positive
A medium reaction in test spot3Positive
A strongly reactive specimen4Positive