Herpes Simplex Virus Culture
0065005
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in detection of herpes simplex virus infection. Molecular testing is generally preferred.
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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.
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 Connect™or 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 Name
0065005Culture, Herpes Simplex Virus
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Cross References
  • Culture, HSV
  • Herpes Culture
  • Herpes Simplex Viral Culture
  • HSV Culture