Infectious Disease Laboratories:DNA

Test ID/Workstation: HSPCR DNA2

Specimen Type: CSF, wounds, lesion, body fluids, Plasm, Serum, NPH flocked swab, Nasal Wash, Bronch Wash, Trach aspirate, BAL, Amniotic fluid

Tube Type: Sterile container, lavender top(EDTA)tube, Red top (no anticoagunt)tube, or flocked swab in M4

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Cause for rejection: Clotted CSF; Fluids stored at ambient temperature, QNS

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Special Instructions: Send fluids cold or on ice to lab immediately. Bloody CSF's can inhibit PCR reaction. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8722

TAT: 24-72 hrs

Additional Info: Reference range: Qualitative

CPT Code: 87529

Synonyms: Herpes Simplex DNA; HSV DNA

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