HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS, TYPE 1 & 2 DNA AMPLIFICATION BY REAL TIME PCR

Synonyms: HSV PCR; Herpes DNA; Herpes PCR
Computer Code: HSVD
Specimen Collection: 0.5 mL CSF, BAL, vitreous fluid in sterile tube.
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Freeze within 24 hours of collection.
Reference Values: Negative
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MOL DIAG 09 molecdiagicd9req.pdf#http://09 molecdiagicd9req
Test Frequency: 2x/d M-F, 1x/d Sat, Sun & Holidays
Routine TAT: 4-24 hrs
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87529
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII