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34257: Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Qualitative Real Time PCR Print View
Source:      
HSV 1 DNA      
HSV 2 DNA      

PRIMARY
1 CSF 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Vitreous   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Fluid Pericardial   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Pleural   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Vitreous Fluids in VCM   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Vitreous Fluids in M4   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Amniotic Fluid   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Plasma PPT Tube 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

DNA testing is analytically more sensitive than culture, especially in patients with encephalitis or meningitis. DNA testing may be useful in diagnosis of infection in neonates. Neonates who have been exposed to HSV can develop disseminated infection and encephalitis. Encephalitis is usually due to HSV I whereas meningitis is usually due to HSV II. DNA testing provides reliable means to define the Type.

CSF: Collect in a sterile screw cap container and store refrigerated
or frozen.
Swab: Swab a lesion and place swab in a viral transport media,
VCM or M4.
Serum: Collect blood in sterile tubes with no anticoagulants; serum
separator tubes (SST(R)) are recommended. Transfer serum into sterile
plastic leak-proof container and store refrigerated or frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87529x2

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
**This test is not available for New York patient testing. New York patient testing refer to test code S51676N**
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated






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