Ordering Recommendation

Genotype herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2.

Mnemonic

HSVTYPEPCR

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

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.

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

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 US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87529

Components

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
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Aliases

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR