Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name HSV 1/2 PCR, SWABS
Components
Synonyms HERPES SIMPLEX 1/2 SWAB PCR
Description Qualitative Real-Time PCR to detect HSV1 and HSV2
Specimen Requirements 
Container Viral transport medium
Specimen Type Swab (skin, genitalia, anorectal, urethra, conjunctiva, oral, lip) in viral transport medium
Preferred Collection Volume 1.0 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 0.5mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling Do not freeze
Rejection Criteria Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containig gel
Methodology Multiplex Real-time PCR
Reference Range Not Detected
CPT Code(s) 87529 x 2
Department Molecular Diagnostics
Contact Information pH: 214-648-0960
Turn Around Time1-3 working days
Performed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Performed by Molecular Diagnostics
Link http://www.utswmedicine.org/health-pros/veripath/molecular-diagnostics/
Notes
Updated/Reviewed 12/07/2016


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