Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Phenotyping for Acyclovir Drug Resistance

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Acyclovir Sensitivity; Herpes Simplex Sensitivity; HSV Sensitivity
Methodology:Cell Culture, Susceptibility
CPT Codes: 87252 x1, 87253 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-3 weeks.
Special Instructions:This test should be ordered when HSV is continuously isolated despite continuous acyclovir therapy.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Isolate from cell culture.
Container:Viral Transport Media
Alternate Containers: See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:Collect specimens as per Viral Culture. Actively growing cultures in transport media, transport at room temperature overnight.

Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Actively growing cultures in transport media, transport at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated; 1  month frozen at -70°C.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2010866


Reference Range:Less than 2 μg/mL.
Use:Detect herpes simplex virus (HSV) resistance to acyclovir.

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