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Herpes Simplex I/II DNA

Alternative Name:

HSV

Clinical Utility:

The test detects the presence of HSV1 and HSV 2 in skin or mucous membrane lesions. PCR is 1.5 to 4 times more sensitive than culture in isolating HSV.

Container:

Swab-Viral Culturette

Collection Instructions:

Collect sample, place in holder, label with patient name. NOT TO BE USED FOR BACTERIAL TRANSPORT Specimen. Comment: **MUST SWAB LESION**. Frozen samples are stabile for 30 days

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

3 days

CPT Code:

87529 (2)