Genotype herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or serum separator tube. OR CSF, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), amniotic fluid, vesicle fluid, ocular fluid, tissue. OR endocervical specimen in ThinPrep Pap Test media.
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.
Specimen source required.
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2010096||Herpes Simplex Virus Subtype Source||31208-2|
|2010097||HSV 1 Subtype by PCR||16952-4|
|2010098||HSV 2 Subtype by PCR||16960-7|