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HSV 2


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Test Name
HSV 2
Alternate Names
Herpes Simplex Virus type 2
Description
Detection of Herpes simplex virus type 2 by realtime PCR.
Test Code
88444
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen
Submit only one (1) of the following specimens:
  • ThinPrep® Pap specimen
  • Endocervical swab using APTIMA® Unisex Swab Collection Kit
  • Vaginal swab using APTIMA® Multitest Swab Specimen Kit
Specimen Collection
Storage Requirements
Store specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C) until transported. DO NOT freeze.
Causes for Rejections
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Turn Around Time
2-4 days
Methodology
Real time PCR
Limitations
  • Test results may be affected by improper/inadequate specimen collection.
  • A negative result indicates that HSV-2 DNA is not present at detectable quantities. It does not indicate that an individual has never been exposed to HSV-2, and does not exclude the possibility of latent infection.
CPT Code
87529