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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   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Vitreous Fluids in M4   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Urine   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Serum 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  M4 Transport Media/Swab   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Fluid Pleural   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Pericardial   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid Vitreous   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Amniotic Fluid   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 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 screw cap 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 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.






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