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Test Code MISCLM Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

LHSVB

EPIC Test ID

LAB2608

 

Useful For

Aids in the rapid diagnosis of disseminated disease due to herpes simplex virus (HSV)

 

Qualitative detection of HSV DNA

Reporting Name

Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Plasma, serum, anticoagulants other than EDTA

Reference Values

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV)-1

Negative

 

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV)-2

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Analytic Time

1 day/same day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87529

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LHSVB Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, B In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
36367 HSV 1 PCR, B In Process
36368 HSV 2 PCR, B In Process

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).