HSV Ag Stain

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: HSVAG VIR1

Specimen Type: Basal cells from a freshly unroofed lesion

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: (1) 3-WELL (EACH AMPLY COATED WITH CELLS) TEFLON SLIDE

Cause for rejection: Slide poorly prepared or containing insufficient cells

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA) staining of collected cells

Special Instructions: Cells from mucocutaneous lesions should be obtained by swabbing base of lesion and transferring cells to all three wells of special slide obtain from Viro). Collect specimen in M4M for culture at same time. Label specimens (including slide) properly. Send to lab immediately. Same day results if received by 1500.

OC Power Word: LHSVANTIGN

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 24 hrs

Additional Info: Reference range: Negative for HSV

CPT Code: 87274

Synonyms: HSV Rapid Stain; HSV Direct Stain; HSV DFA

Specimen Collection Procedures
Lesions for VZV/HSV Antigen Stain and Viral Culture

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