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Herpes simplex virus 1/2 by PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8505

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1 day

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 2.0 mL BAL in sterile container. Ocular or other non-lesion swabs, tissue in viral transport medium.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Use for sample types other than plasma, CSF, or lesion swabs.

 

Notes: 

Type common PCR is used to screen. Positive samples are retested by a second PCR to determine HSV type.

Reference Interval: 

Not detected

CPT Code(s): 

87529

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 10:15:17 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 10:15:17 AM