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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Typing
2013897
Ordering Recommendation

Differentiate herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 based on cultured virus isolates. For culture combined with typing, refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Culture with Reflex to HSV Typing (0065065).

Mnemonic
V HSVT
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-5 days (depending on organism growth)
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Typing may not be requested directly on a specimen. 
Collect
Herpes simplex isolate from cell culture with infected cells present. 
Specimen Preparation
Harvest positive cells (3-4+ positivity) from actively growing cell culture and acetone fix the infected cells to a two-well slide OR transfer the infected cells with culture media to a sterile, leak-proof container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013897Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Typing5857-8
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