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Test Compendium

4008: CULTURE, HERPES SIMPLEX, ORAL

Test Code

  • 4008

Test Synonym

  • HSV CULTURE, ORAL

Volume

  • 3 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Viral Transport

Container

  • Viral Transport Medium, M-4

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

Special Instructions

  • Viral transport media

Additional Information

  • Oral specimen for Herpes Simplex culture.

Specimen Stability

  • 72 hours, refrigerated

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    Method: Cell culture and identification using the Enzyme Linked Virus Inducible system for the detection and typing of herpes simplex virus (HSV)