Herpes simplex DNA Qualitative
CATEGORY: MIC      MNEMONIC: HSVPCR
LAB: Ref
DEPT: WMC or Viracor
TAT: 1-3 days
CPT: 87529x2 87530x2

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SYNONYMS:
     PCR Herpes simplex   /   DNA Herpes simplex

PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     0.5 ml CSF or
     1 ml Fluid or
     5 ml Serum (Gold)

MINIMUM SPECIMEN:
     0.1 ml CSF
     0.5 ml Fluid or
     1.0 ml Serum (Gold)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     CSF and lesion specimens are performed in Microbiology. Serum specimens are performed at Viracor.