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 Recent changes for Herpes Virus PCR

Recent changes for Herpes Virus PCR

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
19th October 2020
External Transport Instructions

Tests included in Monash PCR - Herpes simplex 1 virus, Herpes simplex 2 virus, Varicella zoster virus, Cytomegalovirus, Enterovirus (swabs only), Adenovirus (not faeces)

Specimens tested at Monash-

Swabs (dry or in UTM) serum, Plasma (ACD or EDTA), Sterile fluids, Respiratory samples, Urine.

Specimens anticoagulated with heparin are unsuitable as heparin inhibits PCR

For other specimens - refer to VIDRL. Tissue, CSF, saliva.

If  CSF Herpes and Enterovirus PCR -send to VIDRL.

Refer to Referred Molecular Test Requests WORK-MI-90

Tests included in Monash PCR - Herpes simplex 1 virus, Herpes simplex 2 virus, Varicella zoster virus, Cytomegalovirus, Enterovirus (swabs only), Adenovirus (not faeces)

Specimens tested at Monash-

Swabs (dry or in UTM), Sterile fluids, Respiratory samples, Urine.

Specimens anticoagulated with heparin are unsuitable as heparin inhibits PCR

For other specimens - refer to VIDRL. Tissue, CSF, saliva, serum, Plasma (ACD or EDTA),

If  CSF Herpes and Enterovirus PCR -send to VIDRL.

Refer to Referred Molecular Test Requests WORK-MI-90

Herpes Virus PCR

Ordering information:

Test performed is a multiplex PCR for these viruses Herpes simplex 1 virus, Herpes simplex 2 virus, Varicella zoster virus, Cytomegalovirus

Alternate names:
CMV PCR, HSV, HSV I-II, HSV PCR, VZV and CMV NAD, VZV PCR
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HPCR
Specimen types:
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Fluid
Tissue
Nasopharyngeal swab
Blood
Respiratory samples
Container types:
CSF
Sterile Jar
Viral Transport Media - Nasopharyngeal
Swab - white top, plain swab, plastic shaft
EDTA
CSF
Collection Instructions:

Transport specimens to the laboratory at room temperature.

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
0.3 mL
Notes:

This test detects Herpes Simplex Virus 1(HSV-1), Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2), Varicella zoster virus (VZV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV).

 

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days
Laboratory Use Only

  

 

If EMR is not available, Pathology results are available from Auscare.  If you do not have an Auscare login,please complete attached form. https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20access.pdf

Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW