Differentiate herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 based on cultured virus isolates. For culture combined with typing, refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Culture with Reflex to HSV Typing (0065065).
Depends on organism growth.
New York DOH Approval Status
Typing may not be requested directly on a specimen.
Herpes simplex isolate from cell culture with infected cells present.
Harvest positive cells (3-4+ positivity) from actively growing cell culture and acetone fix the infected cells to a two-well slide OR transfer the infected cells with culture media to a sterile, leak-proof container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2013897||Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Typing||5857-8|