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Test

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

Also known as: SIMHSVPCR, U954, HERPES
Orderable Code: U954
Test Contains (LOINC): HSV 1 (16130-7), HSV 2 (16131-5)
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
Minimal Sample 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.
Client Transport Temperature: Ambient
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week
Unsuitable Specimen: FROZEN Aptima/ThinPrep/SurePath specimens.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Tissue. Calcium alginate swabs. Swabs with wooden shafts. Swab in gel-containing transport media.
Frequency: Tuesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around: 3 – 4 Days
Responsible Dept: Molecular Microbiology
CPT: 87529 x 2
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)