Test Catalog

Test Id : FHS12

Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, 2 DNA

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit 1 of the Following:

 

CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect CSF in a leak-proof container. Send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Pleural Fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect pleural fluid in a leak-proof container. Send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Pericardial Fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect pericardial fluid in a leak-proof container. Send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Amniotic Fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect amniotic fluid in a leak-proof container. Send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Vitreous Fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect vitreous fluids in a leak-proof container. Send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Swab

Container/Tube: Viral transport media V-C-M or M4

Specimen Volume: 1 swab

Collection Instructions: Swab a lesion and place swab in viral transport media, V-C-M or M4, M4RT (T605). Send refrigerated.

 

Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow-top ACD tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) and send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Serum

Container/Tube: SST or Red top tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL serum refrigerated in a plastic vial

 

Plasma

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in Lavender top (EDTA) or Yellow top (ACD) and send 1 mL refrigerated.

 

Alternative Specimen(s):

1 mL Bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial wash collected in a sterile leak-proof container.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Whole Blood Frozen

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Ambient 48 hours

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and 2 DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR -DNA testing is analytically more sensitive than culture, especially in patients with encephalitis or meningitis. DNA testing may be useful in diagnosis of infection in neonates. Neonates who have been exposed to HSV can develop disseminated infection and encephalitis. Encephalitis is usually due to HSV I whereas meningitis is usually due to HSV II. DNA testing provides reliable means to define the type.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Not Detected

Detected

PDF Report
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No

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Fees
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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information
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CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

87529 x 2

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports