Lab Test : Viral Culture - Genital

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Alternate:Viral Genital Culture; Herpes Culture Genital; Genital Viral Culture
Includes:Viral isolation and identification from genitalia.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:GEVC
Available:Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.
Turnaround:Negatives reported at 14 days, positives as identified
Specimen:Genital swab (please no swabs with wooden shafts) or cul de sac fluid
Volume:Sterile swab in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Container:Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection:Specimen not submitted in Viral/Chlamydia transport media.
Normal:No virus isolated.
Uses:Detects and identifies viral infection in genitalia.

Detectable Viruses - HSV
Limitations:Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.
Method:Culture
 

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