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  • Herpes Simplex (HSV) Viral Culture

    Test Name:Herpes Simplex (HSV) Viral Culture
    Epic Order Code:LAB946  
    CPT Code:87255  
    Specimen(s) Type:Nasopharnyx, Throat, Skin, Genital areas, Eyes, Bronchial wash, CSF, Tracheal aspirate.
    Acceptable Container(s):
    SAMPLE MUST BE RECEIVED ON ICE
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 24 hours
    Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately on ice. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, the specimen must be stored and transported at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in laboratory within 72 hours of collection.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:No virus isolated.
    Additional Information:Viral transport media is available in the virology laboratory
     Detectable Viruses:Herpes Simplex Virus I
      Herpes Simplex Virus II