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Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR Fluid or Tissue, Qual

Components

Name Method Department Units
HSV by PCR, Fluid or Tissue Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

Tissue (Fresh)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Sterile body fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Presence of red blood cells
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Fluid specimens received in M4 transport media
  • Diluted specimen
  • Clotted specimen

Comments

Do not dilute fluid specimens.

CPT Code

  • 87529