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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.
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: