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Test Compendium

5025: CULTURE, HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS

Test Code

  • 5025

Test Synonym

  • HERPES CULTURE, HSV 1&2

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

  • Swab in viral transport media, 1 mL fluid, 0.5 g tissue in transport medium.

Additional Information

  • Need to provide source.

Specimen Stability

  • REF: 7 days

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)