Herpes simplex virus (HSV); varicella-zoster virus (VZV)
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.
4 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Universal transport medium
This test is intended to be used as an aid in identifying the specific etiologic agent of vesicular lesions; caused by either varicella zoster virus (VZV) or herpes simplex virus (HSV). It also differentiates HSV-1 from HSV-2.
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|139367||HSV and VZV PCR Panel||139163||VZV Real Time PCR||11483-5|
|139367||HSV and VZV PCR Panel||139332||HSV-1 DNA||16130-7|
|139367||HSV and VZV PCR Panel||139333||HSV-2 DNA||16131-5|
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