Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, Amniotic Fluid, DNA PCR

CPT: 87529(x2)
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • HSV Types 1 and 2 DNA PCR (Real Time)

Use

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.

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Amniotic fluid (noncentrifuged)

Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Container

Sterile container

Collection

To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

7 days

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

90 days

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

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.

LOINC® Map

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

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