Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) by PCR with Reflex to HSV (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR HSVRF

Method(s) Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Specimen Required
Collect

3 mL lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or gold (SST) top tubes OR CSF, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), amniotic fluid, vesicle fluid, ocular fluid, tissue OR endocervical specimen in ThinPrep Pap Test media.

Transport

Separate plasma or serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, serum, CSF, BAL, amniotic fluid, ocular fluid or ThinPrep specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately

Vesicle Fluid: Transfer to viral transport media

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months

All others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011708
CPTCode 87529; if reflexed, add 87529
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report

No Appointment Necessary
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