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Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR, ARUP

Mnemonic:    [HSV PCR]
Name:    Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR, ARUP
Specimen:    1 mL Acceptable samples:
--Plasma from lavender EDTA
--Serum
--Amniotic Fluid
--BAL (Bronchoalveolar Lavage)
--CSF
--Endocervical Samples collected in ThinPrep Pap media
--Ocular Fluid
--Tissue (freeze immediately)
--Vesicle Fluid in Viral Transport Media

Specimen source is required.

Send all samples frozen except the endocervical samples in the Thin Prep media.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Varies by Source
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060041
  Method:    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Processing Info:    Place samples in sterile containers.

Specimen source is required.