PatientsVisitorsLocations & ServicesAbout the RegionJoin Our TeamPhysicians
Find:  Locations | Services
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine HomeTest and Services CatalogueTransfusion Medicine Product CataloguePolicy and ProcedureJob AidsSpecimen Collection and TransportRequisitionsAntibiogramsGenetic Testing and Molecular GeneticsMicrobiology EssentialsTransfusion EssentialsReference RangesLaboratory SuppliesAcute Care SCM GuidelinesContact InformationPhysician Access to Patient ResultsNew Clinic or Provider Information Changes
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Test Catalogue

​Herpes Simplex Virus PCR (HSV) Skin

Other

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Dermal swab (vesicular lesion)
​Container
​Collection Procedure
  • Insert swab into 2 mL transport medium tube and break swab shaft to replace cap

​Stability/Storage
  • Stable at room temperature for 24 hours if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory
  • Greater than 24 hours, refrigerate at 2 to 8°C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • HSV-1 or HSV-2 (Herpes Simples Virus Type-1 or Type-2)

Test Ordering Requirements​

Forms Required

 

​If you choose to print this information, it is valid only on date of print.

Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-292 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
Questions or feedback about this page?