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HSV PCR, CSF

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
HSDNC / VIR3
Specimen Type:
CSF
Tube Type:
Sterile Container
Collection Volume:
0.2 mL (minimum 150uL)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen clotted with no liquid and QNS
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Real-Time FDA-approved Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay
Special Instructions:
Testing performed same day if received in laboratory by 2:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday - same day if received in laboratory by 11:00 a.m. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
3 hours
Additional Info:
Testing for CSF only. All other specimen types order LAB917 HSV PCR
CPT Code:
87529