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Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Utilization Guidelines CSF testing should not be ordered on an immuncompetent patient unless there is no other explanation for CSF findings AND there are > 5 cells/mm3 or a protein of > 50 mg/dL These criteria do not apply if the patient is immunocompromised.
Test code P377
Test group Herpes simplex
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Daily, all shifts
Method RT-PCR
Container type CSF tube
Amount to Collect 1 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 1 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.5 mL CSF
Processing notes Send to CB ASAP at room temperture
Normal range Not detected
Critical value Detected
Synonyms HSV PCR
Stability Refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 1 day
Additional information Quantification can be performed on positive samples by ordering add-on HSV PCR, quantitative test
CPT coding 87529 x2
LOINC code 16952-4, 16960-7
Last Updated 3/27/2017 4:36:23 PM
Entry Number 1617
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