Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1/2, PCR, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1/2, PCR, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-14484

  
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1/2, PCR, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  
14484
  
LAB14484
  
HSVPCRCSF
  
HSV PCR
HSV-1 PCR
HSV-2 PCR
  

This assay is used for the detection and differentiation of HSV-1 and HSV-2 DNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

  
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  

Sterile vial/container

  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Freeze

  

Sterile vial/container

  

Frozen (preferred) - 90 days

Ambient - 7 days

Refrigerated - 7 days

  
  • Improperly labeled or unlabeled specimen
  • Specimen that has grossly leaked in transit
  • Specimen submitted in an improper collection/transport device
  • Non-CSF specimens

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 (139800): R-LC
  
Daily
  
4 days
  

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

  

Negative

  

Any positive

  
87529 x 2
  
08/23/2021
  
10/19/2021