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Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR

Specimen Type:

 

also known as HSV PCR

Spinal Fluid


MICROBIOLOGY


Specimen requirements:

Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)

Reference ranges:

CATEGORY

LOW  

HIGH  

UNITS  

QUALITATIVE  

N/A

Not Detected

N/A

N/A

N/A

Unit of measure:

N/A

Ideal sample:

1.0 mL CSF, 2 Swabs

Absolute minimum amount:

0.5 ML CSF, 1 Swab, 0.5 Fluid

Method of collection:

Spinal tap or lumbar puncture.

Transportation:

Transport to the Microbiology Laboratory immediately.

Label instructions:

Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.

Request test on form:

Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )

Order/entry screen(s):

Microbiology/Virology

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Must be in by:

0600 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Routine turn around time:

48 Hours (72 hours if received after 0600 on Friday)

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Microbiology : Room 2-109

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Special Instructions:

Appropriate on inpatients.

 

Results are available on a Chart Copy

 

Results are Qualitative

SOFTLAB abbreviation:

HSVPC

Secondary code:

4815

Lab Processing Instructions:

N/A