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17495: Herpes Simplex Virus/Varicella Zoster Virus Rapid Culture Print View
Specimen Source:      
HSV Rapid Culture      
VZV Rapid Culture      

PRIMARY
1 Lesion (Vesic) AspSwb-VCM 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Fluid Body   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Tissue   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Conjunctiva-VCM   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Oral Swab-VCM   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Skin-VCM   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Bronchial Lavage/Wash   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Tracheal Aspirate   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
4 days

CPT Code
87254x2

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
CSF: Recommend nucleic acid test(s) as they give better assay sensitivity (HSV, VZV PCR). Alternatively, order test code 2410, Virus Culture, Tissue and Body Fluid. Whole blood, serum or plasma: Refer to Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, PCR. Reject criteria: CSF; Dry swabs; Formalin or other fixatives; Bacterial transport system; Molecular transport system; Slides; Sputum; Stool; Urine; Wooden-shaft and calcium alginate swabs Specimen Stability: VCM or equivalent: Frozen -70 deg C: 30 days METHODOLOGY: CULTURE, Immunofluorescence Assay






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