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Test Code HSVNEO Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Culture From Neonates

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

VHSV

EPIC Test ID

LAB3958

 

Useful For

An aid in the diagnosis of congenital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection through the recovery of HSV using viral culture (shell-vial)

Reporting Name

HSV Culture from Neonates

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


This test should only be performed on patients younger than 35 days in age. It is intended for the recovery of Herpes Simplex Virus in suspected cases of congenital herpes.

 

Specimen source is required. Specimen must be transported at refrigerate temperature.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Ocular, Rectal, Skin, Dermal, Mouth, Nasopharynx, Conjunctiva, Eye, Anus

Container/Tube: Dacron-tipped swab with plastic handle (T507)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions: Place swab in M5 viral transport media.

Additional Information: Swab with a wood handle has been shown to be toxic to some viruses and is not acceptable for culture.

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

 

Specimen Type: Stool

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 5 to10 g


Specimen Minimum Volume

Stool: 5 g, Urine: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated 7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Frozen, swab with wood handle, gel swabs, blood, bone marrow/bone, tissue, lymph node specimen

Reference Values

No virus isolated

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Analytic Time

14 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87254 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VHSV HSV Culture from Neonates 5859-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
VHSV HSV Culture from Neonates 5859-4

Method Name

Virus Culture by Shell-Vial