Herpes simplex virus and Varicella zoster virus profile, PCR

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Herpes simplex virus and Varicella zoster virus profile, PCR-13686

  
Herpes simplex virus and Varicella zoster virus profile, PCR
  
13686
  
LAB13686
  
HSVVZVPCR
  
Herpes simplex virus
HSV
Varicella zoster virus
VZV
  
  • Herpes simplex virus 1 PCR
  • Herpes simplex virus 2 PCR
  • Varicella zoster virus PCR
  

This test is intended to be used as an aid in identifying the specific etiologic agent of vesicular lesions caused by either Varicella zoster virus (VZV) or Herpes simplex virus (HSV). It also differentiates HSV-1 from HSV-2.

  
Swab of lesion
  
  

Copan UTM-RT transport (purple cap)

  
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 7 days
Frozen - 7 days
  
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
  
LabCorp Burlington (139367): R-NX
  
Daily
  
3 - 4 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  
87529 x 2
87798
  
Result 11483-5
  
06/03/2019
  
02/19/2020