Test directory: HSV Type 1 & 2 by Real-Time PCR

Ordering Code6256
Test NameHSV Type 1 & 2 by Real-Time PCR
AliasHSV Typing by PCR
HSV Qualitative by PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 and 2
by PCR
Preferred Specimen1. CSF that has not been shared with non-microbiology tests and in a collection tube that has not been opened after collection
2. Cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion swabs (example but not limited to: genital, skin, anorectal, nasal, ocular, oral, urethra)
Preferred ContainerCSF in CSF collection tube; lesion swab in viral transport (UTM or M4/M6)
Other Specimen/ContainerCorneal scraping in viral transport; vitrous fluid

If blood is required, collect in EDTA and order
WILD (Quest test code 34257). Contact Client Services for additional information.
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsTube from CSF collection and VTM cannot be shared with with non-microbiology testing.
Handling InstructionsNotify PCR area when receiving specimen
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen must be frozen if transport is delayed beyond
2 Days.
Specimen StabilityCSF: Ambient: 3 Days Refrigerated: 7 Days Frozen: 1 Month
Genital/Lesion Swab: Ambient: 2 Days Refrigerated: 7 Days Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaAmniotic fluid is not validated for this test,
CSF in transport media including UTM
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 3 Days. Testing performed 3 times per week.
MethodologyReal-time PCR

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
HSV Type 1ALLNot DetectedNot Detected
HSV Type 2ALLNot DetectedNot Detected
ALLSee report.