4-7 ml; for infants a volume of 2-4 ml is acceptable
4 ml; for infants a volume of 2 ml is acceptable
Transport blood in a timely fashion (preferably within 8 hours of collection) at room temperature to the Clinical Virology Laboratory.
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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