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Herpes simplex Virus Genotyping for Drug Resistance

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Testing for acyclovir and foscarnet susceptibility requires a virus isolate. Specimen sent must be HSV PCR positive before virus isolation is attempted

Referred Test
Specimen types:
not required
Container types:
Not required
Collection Instructions:

Specimen required: HSV viral isolate or specimen for HSV isolateion

As required
Result Turnaround Time:
7 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Contact VIDRL 9342 2628

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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