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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 and 2, Qualitative PCR

Molecular Diagnostics - : DNA

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:

2 mL blood collected in one EDTA (purple top) tube.
2 mL whole blood collected in one no anticoagulant (red top) tube.
One flocked swab in 3.0 mL M4 Viral Transport Medium collected from lesion or respiratory source.
2.0 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, nasal wash, or tracheal aspirate collected in sterile container.
0.5 mL amniotic or body fluids collected in sterile container.

Minimum Volume:

Whole blood and plasma minimum volume is 0.5 mL.
Amniotic or body fluids minimum volume is 0.2 mL.
BAL, bronchial wash, nasal wash, and tracheal aspirate minimum volume is 1.2 mL.

Cause for Rejection:
Quantity not sufficient, specimen clotted, improper anticoagulant, improper specimen type, improper storage/transport, improper swab, dry swab, swab not present in M4 VTM vial, multiple swabs per vial of M4 VTM, mislabeled, or unlabeled.
Mon-Sat (7:30-16:00)
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Special Instructions:
For CSF specimens, order HSV PCR CSF (Test code HSDNA).
1-3 days
CPT Code:
87529 x 2
Herpes Simplex DNA; HSV DNA

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