HSV Isolation/Typing

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: HS1/2 VIR1

Specimen Type: Skin, lip, genital, conjunctiva, throat, NPH swabs/aspirates, stool or stool swab in M4

Tube Type: Flocked swab in M4M

Collection Volume: 1.5 mL aspirate or inoculated viral transport media (M4M)

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, fixed in preservative or not in proper viral transport media

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Enzyme Linked Virus Inducible System (ELVIS-tm) svc. Typing by IFA

Special Instructions: Swab patient site with enough force to obtain epithelial cells. Conjunctiva - use moistened swab. Break off swabs into M4M (viral transport media). M4M is available from Micro/Viro lab and CCL.

Specimens will be processed daily M-F if received in the Virology laboratory by 2:30 p.m. and on weekends if received by 11:30 a.m.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 24 hours

Additional Info: Reference range: No HSV isolated

CPT Code: 87252

Synonyms: Herpes Culture; HSV Screen; HSV Typing

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