HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS DNA AMPLIFICATION FROM SWAB (PCR)

Synonyms: Genital Herpes PCR; HSV PCR
Computer Code: (HSVDG)
Specimen Collection: Genital, oral, conjunctival swab or lesion aspirate. Place swab in transport media available from laboratory.
Minimum Volume:
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate swab in transport media. Transport on wet ice. Do not use Calcuim alginate or wooden swabs or cotton swabs.
Reference Values: Negative
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: 3/week
Routine TAT: Daily
Stat TAT: 24 hours
CPT Code(s): 87529
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII