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HSV CULTURE W/RFX TYPING

Test Number:
  • 2243
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Nasal/nasopharyngeal, endocervical/urethral/vaginal, eye swab Lesion (vesicle) aspirate or swab, urethral, vaginal, rectal mucosal, or throat swab
Container Type:
  • VCM (UTM) OR EQUIVALENT
Alternative Specimen:
  • Swab using M4 transport or equivalent
Volume:
Collection Instructions:
  • SWAB SOURCE SOURCE MUST BE INDICATED IN THE COMMENTS FIELD ON THE REQUISITION AND THE SAMPLE CONTAINER.These types of specimens below, such as fluid or tissue (kept moist with physiologic saline solution or Phosphate Buffered saline(PBS)) must be collected and transported in sterile leak proof screw capped container. Bronchial lavage/wash (BAL) Nasopharyngeal lavage/wash Fresh (unfixed) tissue, Biopsy and Autopsy Specimens. (Autopsy specimens accepted only with Medical/Scientific Director approval)
Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability:
  • V-C-M MEDIUM TUBE:
  • Room temperature: Unacceptable
  • Refrigerated: 4 days
  • Frozen -20° C: Unacceptable
  • Frozen -70° C: 30 days
  • UNPRESERVED RAW SPECIMENS:
  • Refrigerated: 72 hours
Methodology:
  • Centrifuge Enhanced Culture • Histochemical Stain • Monoclonal Fluorescent Antibody Typing
CPT Code:
  • 87140
  • 87255
Reject Criteria:
  • See Quest website
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • Negatives: 3 days

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