Lab Test : Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) by PCR (CSF, Vesicles and Blood)

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Alternate:Herpes I and II by PCR; HSV-PCR; PCR for HSV; PCR for HSV Blood
Includes:Detection of HSV using PCR
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:PCHSV, PCHSVB (blood)
Available:Daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before noon are performed same day
Turnaround:1-2 days. Test performed daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before noon are resulted the same day.
Specimen:CSF in sterile tube
Vesicles in culturette, specify site
Blood collected in EDTA (purple top) tube
Volume:1.0 mL CSF

Swab of vesicle (no swabs with wooden shafts please) or vesicle fluid in Viral/Chlamydia transport media. Please specify site.

Minimum 1.5 mL Blood
Container:sterile container

Swab in Viral/Chlamydia transport media

EDTA (purple top) tube
Temperature:Room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Normal:Negative for HSV by PCR
Uses:Detection of Herpes simplex virus I and II by PCR. This test performed on CSF, swabs of wounds/vesicles, and blood.
Limitations:A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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