1 ml CSF
0.5 ml CSF
Keep specimen at 4C
If an extended delay in transport of specimens is anticipated, rapidly freeze the specimens to at least -60°C and transport to the laboratory on dry ice. Depending on the specimen type, some processing of specimen material may be necessary before specimens can be frozen and shipped. Please consult the laboratory if necessary.
Amplification and detection of HSV DNA polymerase gene using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
If positive, results are reported as herpes simplex virus DNA detected.
Negative or no herpes simplex virus DNA detected
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