Specimen Requirements

Title

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1 & 2 PCR

Specimen Requirement

Blood in EDTA (lavender top) tube 2.0 mL  Plasma(1.0 mL Minimum).

Swab specimens: genital, dermal, vesicle, ocular, oral, nasal, throat, rectal in viral transport media (M4).

SPECIMEN SOURCE REQUIRED

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 3 days; Refrigerated 14 days.

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-2 days Performed Mon-Sat

Clinical Use

Test Code

HSP12