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Herpes Virus PCR

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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

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