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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR
2010095
Ordering Recommendation

Genotype herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2.

Mnemonic
HSVTYPEPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or serum separator tube. OR CSF, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), amniotic fluid, vesicle fluid, ocular fluid, tissue. OR endocervical specimen in ThinPrep Pap Test media. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma or serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, serum, CSF, BAL, amniotic fluid, ocular fluid or ThinPrep specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Tissue:
Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Vesicle fluid: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens. 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
CPT Code(s)
87529
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2010096Herpes Simplex Virus Subtype Source31208-2
2010097HSV 1 Subtype by PCR16952-4
2010098HSV 2 Subtype by PCR16960-7
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