Preferred test to detect herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1/HSV-2).
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
New York DOH Approval Status
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.
Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
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.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2010096||Herpes Simplex Virus Subtype Source||31208-2|
|2010097||HSV 1 Subtype by PCR||16130-7|
|2010098||HSV 2 Subtype by PCR||16131-5|