Test Catalog

Test

Code
U954
Name
HSV 1/2 BT PCR W.O REFLEX
Description

Alternative Names: SIMHSVPCR, U954, HERPES, HSV 1/2 BY PCR APTIMA (ORANGE), HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS
Includes: HSV 1, HSV 2
Sample Type: Swab
Preferred Container: Orange Aptima Swab
Alternate Container: Viral/Universal Transport Media (VTM/UTM) or equivalent
Sample Volume: 1 Swab in 2.0-3.0 mL media
Minimum Volume: Single Swab
Handling Instructions: Once specimen is collected, it should be placed immediately into the transport vial where it comes in to contact with transport media. To maintain optimum specimen viability, transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible.
Transport Temperature: Ambient
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week
Testing Frequency: Tuesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around Time: 3 – 4 Days
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87529 x 2