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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) PCR - urine specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: HSVPCR

    Collect

    Random Urine Container

    Volume Required

    5-10 ml of clean voided urine

    Minimum Required

    5 ml of clean voided urine

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    For infants, a volume of 1 to 2 ml of urine is acceptable.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87529

Methodology

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.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as herpes simplex virus DNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no herpes simplex virus DNA detected

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