Ordering Recommendation

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).

Mnemonic
V HSVT
Methodology

Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-5 days (depending on organism growth)

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Typing may not be requested directly on a specimen.

Collect

Herpes simplex isolate from cell culture with infected cells present.

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87140 x2

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013897 Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Typing 5857-8
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Aliases
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Typing