Lesion, Body Fluids, Plasma, Serum, NPH flocked swab, Nasal Wash, Bronch Wash, Trach aspirate, BAL, Amniotic fluid
Sterile container, purple top (EDTA) tube, Red top (no anticoagulant)tube, or flocked swab in M4
Cause for rejection:
Clotted specimen; Fluids stored at ambient temperature, QNS
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Send fluids cold or on ice to lab immediately. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day.
CSF specimens- order HSV PCR, CSF (Test Code HSDNA)
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Negative: No HSV 1 or HSV 2 DNA detected.
Herpes Simplex DNA; HSV DNA