Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2/Varicella Zoster Virus Molecular HVZMC

Method(s) Helicase-Dependent Amplication (HDA)
Specimen Required
Collect

Swab or specimen from any cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion; place swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM).

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8ºC).

Remarks

Neonatal screen (NP, rectal, eye, mouth): see Herpes Simplex by PCR.

Stability

Refrigerated: 72 hours (Preferred); Frozen: 7 days

Unacceptable Conditions

Calcium alginate swabs should not be used. Wooden shaft swabs are unacceptable. Not acceptable for Neonatal screen (NP, rectal, eye, mouth).

Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 3010442
CPTCode 87529x2, 87801
Notes Please indicate specimen source on test requisition. Only dacron-tipped swabs with plastic shafts should be used with this test.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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