Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) by PCR with Reflex to HSV (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR
Preferred test to detect and genotype herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), 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
|Yes (0060041)||Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR|
|Yes (2010095)||Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR|
Refer to report.
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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
If Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR result is detected, then Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR will be added. Additional charges apply.
87529; if reflexed, add 87529
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050102||Herpes Simplex Virus Source||31208-2|
|0060041||Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR||5014-6|