Herpes Simplex Virus DNA UltraRapid, CSF

Last Modified: 5/31/2019 10:29:46 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL CSF in two (0.5 mL) sterile plastic containers
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours Ambient
24 hours Refrigerated
2 months Frozen (Preferred)
Reference Range: HSV 1 DNA: < 80 copies/mL
HSV 2 DNA: < 80 copies/mL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: PCR
Clinical Significance: Quantitates Herpes simplex virus DNA down to 80 copies/mL in CSF to monitor viral load and therapeutic efficacy. Highly specific and readily differentiates serotypes I & II. Replaces brain biopsy as gold standard in HSE diagnosis. Rapid 24 hour turnaround time
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: HERPF
EPIC Test Code: LAB2563
Send Out Test Code: 19502
Alternate Test Names: HSV DNA Ultra Rapid CSF
Included Tests: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 DNA; Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 2 DNA
CPT Coding: 87530 x 2

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