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S51676NY: Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 And 2 Dna, Qual. Rt Pcr Print View
Source      
HSV 1 DNA RT-PCR  Not Detected   
HSV 2 DNA RT-PCR  Not Detected   

PRIMARY
1 CSF 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Vitreous Fluids in VCM   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Vitreous Fluids in M4   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Urine   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Serum 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  M4 Transport Media/Swab   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Pleural   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Fluid Pericardial   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Vitreous   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Wash   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Alveolar Lavage   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Amniotic Fluid   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(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.

*** For New York Clients Only ***

CSF: Collect in a sterile leak proof container and store refrigerated
or frozen.
Swab: Swab a lesion and place swab in 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 leak proof container and store refrigerated
or frozen.
Bronchial Wash and BAL: Collect in a sterile leak proof
container
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
Preferred Specimen:
1 mL (0.3 mL minimum) CSF, pleural fluid, amniotic fluid, and pericardial fluid collected in a sterile leak proof container, serum collected in an SST(R) or sterile tubes with no anticoagulants, whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) tube, plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) or PPT tube. Swab collected in a viral transport media, VCM or M4. 0.5 mL (0.3 mL minimum) vitreous fluid collected in a sterile leak proof container.
Acceptable Specimen:
1 mL (0.35 mL minimum) Bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial wash collected in a sterile leak proof container
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated






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