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HSV PCR

Molecular Diagnostics : DNA

Test ID/Workstation :
HSVPC DNA2
Specimen Type:
Lesion, Body Fluids, Plasma, Serum, Bronch Wash, Respiratory Specimens, BAL, Amniotic fluid
Tube Type:
Sterile container, purple top (EDTA) tube, Red top (no anticoagulant)tube, or flocked swab in M4
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted specimen; 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. 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).
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8722
TAT:
1-3 days
Additional Info:
Reference range: Negative: No HSV 1 or HSV 2 DNA detected.
CPT Code:
87529 x 2
Synonyms:
Herpes Simplex DNA; HSV DNA