Herpes Simplex Virus Typing
0060847
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
HSVT
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days (depending on organism growth)  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
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
 
Note
For culture and typing, refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Culture with Reflex to HSV Typing (ARUP test code 0065065).
CPT Code(s)
87140 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060861HSV Type 1
0060862HSV Type 2
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