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36345: Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/2 Ag, Dfa Print View
Specimen Source      
HSV, 1 Ag, DFA DFA  Not detected   
HSV, 2 Ag, DFA DFA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Smear/Slides 2 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
2 VCM Medium 1 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Viral Transport Media   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  
  M4 Transport Media/Swab   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  

Collect specimen on swab and to maintain optimum viability, place
swab into VCM or equivalent and transport the specimen to the
laboratory as soon as possible. Best recovery is obtained when the
specimens are refrigerated at 2-8 degrees C or kept on wet ice
following collection and while in transit. If there will be a long
delay before processing, specimens in VCM or equivalent should be
frozen at -70 degrees C or colder and transported on dry ice. Storage
or transport at -20 degrees C is not acceptable.

Preferred Specimen: 1 swab or 1 slide mucosal membrane or skin lesion
(vesicle) submitted in a VCM or equivalent or glass slides

Acceptable: Air-dried smear of specimen on 2 glass slides
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Codes
87273,87274

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
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reject Criteria: Received in non viral transport medium such as nucleic acid or bacterial transport media; dry swabs; Specimen in formalin or other fixatives; raw (unpreserved) specimens






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