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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, Amniotic Fluid, DNA PCR
- HSV Types 1 and 2 DNA PCR (Real Time)
This test is intended for use as an aid to the diagnosis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections; also differentiates HSV-1 from HSV-2.
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Amniotic fluid (noncentrifuged)
To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection
Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube
HSV PCR is a single test that both detects the presence of HSV DNA and determines which type is present in the positive samples. There is no mechanism, therefore, for testing for HSV-1 without simultaneously testing for HSV-2.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|138594||HSV 1/2 PCR, Amniotic||139335||HSV-1 DNA||44478-6|
|138594||HSV 1/2 PCR, Amniotic||139336||HSV-2 DNA||44503-1|