Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) - LG5116

Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Order Instructions:Order by special request only. HSV 1 & 2 DNA (HSDNA) is the preferred test.
Methodology:Real-time PCR
CPT Code:87529 x2
Test Includes:Detection and differentiation of HSV-1 and HSV-2 by Real-Time PCR
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF, tissue, swab, urine, pleural, pericardial, amniotic or vitreous fluid
Optimal Volume:2 mL whole blood, 1 mL CSF or other fluid, 3 mm tissue in sterile saline
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL whole blood, 0.5 mL CSF or other fluid, 3 mm tissue in sterile saline
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Sterile tube, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), Plastic leakproof container, sterile)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Send whole blood or centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum serum or plasma and store at refrigerated temperature. Do not process CSF or other fluids, tissue or swab and store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood, serum or plasma at refrigerated temperature and all other samples on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Focus Diagnostics via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:43200


Reference Range:Not detected.
Use:The detection of HSV-1 and HSV-2 DNA is based upon the real-time amplification, detection and differentiation of specific HSV-1 and HSV-2 genomic DNA sequences by PCR from total DNA extracted from the specimen. PCR is considered the standard for detecting viral nucleic acids in CSF.

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