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

Print this page Bookmark and Share
Alternate:Herpes I and II by PCR; HSV-PCR; PCR for HSV
Includes:Detection of HSV using PCR
Phone:(937) 641-3907
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
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.
Container:sterile container

Swab in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
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 or swabs of wounds/vesicles.
Limitations:A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Sign up for Pediatric Link

Finding the latest trusted child health and safety information doesn't have to be hard. Pediatric Link, Dayton Children's e-newsletter offers timely and up-to-date information for health care professionals from the experts you trust at Dayton Children's.  Sign up

Upcoming Events

Car Seat Safety Check

Free event for anyone affected by type 1 diabetes in southern Indiana, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

View full event calendarView full event calendar

The Right Experts

Just right for all kids


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815