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Herpes simplex virus 1/2 culture

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8506

 

Methodology: 

Cell culture

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

1- 7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect swabs and tissue in viral transport medium. Collect 2.0 mL BAL in sterile container.

 

Notes: 

For CSF or plasma, order PCR not culture. PCR also available for other sample types.

All positive cultures are typed as HSV-1 or HSV-2.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87252

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 10:18:05 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 10:18:05 AM