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HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS CULTURE

Alternate Names: HSV Culture
Test Includes: Culture for HSV only
Performed: Daily
Turnaround Time: Preliminary reports available after 24 hours.

Container / Specimen Requirements

Specific site of specimen MUST be stated
    Container / Tube: Sterile container.
Viral Transport Medium may be used.
    Minimum Volume: NA
Special Handling or Timing of Specimen: Test performed at NHRMC only.
Specimens must be delivered to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
Preparation of Patient: None
Expected Results: No Herpes simplex virus isolated
Causes for Specimen Rejection:  Improper labeling.
Specimen not collected in sterile container.
Specimen container must not be contaminated on the outside.
Needles must be removed from syringes.
Specimens not delivered to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
Microbiology Specimen Rejection Policy: Click here for policy
CareManager Test Group:
CareManager Name/Alias:
MLAB
herpes
Specimen Labeling: Click here for policy