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Epic Code LAB9170 Herpes Simplex (HSV 1/2) PCR, CSF or Plasma

Important Note

As of 4/5/22, testing will be performed by the Microbiology department rather than the Molecular department.

Test Name Alias

Herpes Simplex PCR | HSV | HSV 1 / 2 Real Time PCR | HSV 1/2 Real Time PCR | HSV 1/2 PCR | 4189 | Herpes Simplex CSF

Interface Order Alias

10830

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CSF Sterile Tube OR Lavender EDTA

Collection Instructions

NOTE: 2 SPECIMEN TYPES, SUBMIT ONLY ONE.

 

SPECIMEN TYPE: BLOOD

 

Specimen collection: Blood

Container(s): Lavender top (EDTA)

Preferred volume to collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum volume to collect: 1.5 mL

Pediatric volume to collect: 1.5 mL

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable:  Yes - 3 full microtainers

Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert EDTA tube(s) 7 – 8 times after collection.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Plasma (Lavender Top)
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: Yes
  • Transport temperature: Ambient or Refrigerated

 

SPECIMEN TYPE: CSF

 

Specimen collection: CSF

Container(s): Sterile, screw-capped transport tube or CSF tube

Preferred volume to collect: 1.0 mL

Minimum volume to collect: 0.5 mL

Neonate volume to collect: 0.5 mL

Collection instructions:

  • Label container with patient information, specimen source, and date of collection.
  • Maintan sterility
  • Send to lab immediately for specimen processing

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: CSF
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

 

Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Specimen Stability

CSF: Specimen should be refrigerated and received within 24 hours of collection

Whole Blood or Plasma:

If received within 24 hours of collection, specimen can be transported at ambient temperature or refrigerated.

If transport will exceed 24 hours, recommend specimen be refrigerated.

Specimen transport should not exceed 72 hours.

Test Frequency

Available daily usual TAT 24 hrs.

Reference Range

Negative

Positive results are reported as Herpes simplex type 1 DNA detected or Herpes simplex type 2 DNA detected.

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

CPT

87529x2

CDM Code

Currently unavailable

Epic Test ID

1230100775

LOINC

HSV-1 DNA          16130-7

HSV-2 DNA          16131-5

HSV 1/2 REAL TIME PCR RESULT: 32141-4

Mayo Access Code

SHO118

Reviewed Date

3/31/2022