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Herpes Simplex Virus Culture
0065005
Ordering Recommendation

Aids in detection of herpes simplex virus infection. Molecular testing is generally preferred.

Mnemonic
V HSVC
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-7 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
Buccal mucosa, eye, genital, rectal, throat or vesicle swab, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tissue, or vesicle fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connector contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Swab or Tissue
: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Blood, CSF, plasma, or serum. Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for herpes simplex virus.
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87252; 87253
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0065005Culture, Herpes Simplex Virus16291-7
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Aliases
  • Culture, HSV
  • Herpes Culture
  • Herpes Simplex Viral Culture
  • HSV Culture