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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) by PCR with Reflex to HSV (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR
2011148
Ordering Recommendation

Detect and genotype herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2.

Mnemonic
HSVPCR RFX
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 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), 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
Available SeparatelyComponents
Yes (0060041)Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR
Yes (2010095)Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

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
If Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR result is detected, then Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050102Herpes Simplex Virus Source31208-2
0060041Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR5014-6
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