Item Value
Test name Rapid HSV DNA, skin lesion/blood
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1 day
In House Availability DAILY
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Not detected
Container type Flocked swab in universal transport medium(UTM), lavender top (blood)
Amount to Collect 1 flocked swab, or 1 mL EDTA whole blood
Collection Instructions Unroof lesion and swab fluid of vesicle and base of lesion to obtain cells. Immediately place swab in UTM.
If testing of BAL/bronchial wash, body fluids, or tissue is required, order Herpes Simples Virus PCR, Quantitative
Do not draw blood from heparin containing lines.
Sample type Swab from cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion, or 1 mL EDTA plasma

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