|Mnemonic: ||[C HSV]|
|Name: ||Culture, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)|
|Specimen: || Acceptable sources:|
-throat or buccal mucosal lesion swab
-cervical, genital lesion or rectal swab
-vesicle swab or fluid
-bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Immediately place vesicle fluid, swab, or tissue in viral transport media.
-dry swabs, wood swabs
-calcium alginate swabs
-serum or plasma or whole blood
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0065005|
| Method: ||Cell Culture And Immunoperoxidase Staining|
|Note: ||Source of specimen is required. |
This test is not recommended for CSF, blood or bone marrow. The recommended order is for a Herpes Simples Virus by PCR (Bone marrow will be run by PCR with a disclaimer).
Reporting time varies. HSV culture does not routinely include serotyping of positives. If serotyping of a positive culture is required, please indicate this on the order requisition.
|Processing Info: ||If serotyping is requested on the order requisition, request ARUP test number 0065065 Herpes Simplex Virus Culture with Reflex to HSV Typing on the ARUP manual requisition.|