Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 TMA Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: SC01744
Availability: Run twice weekly, Monday-Friday
Turn-around Time: 1-3 Days
Recommended Uses: Diagnosis of HSV infection in anogenital and dermal specimens
Contraindications: Not for use with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or for prenatal screening
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: Dacron-tipped lesion swab with plastic shaft, in viral transport medium
Specimen Handling & Transport: Store specimens at 2-8C and transport with cool pack. Specimens must arrive within 15 days of collection.
Collection Kit/Container: Viral Specimens
Collection Instructions: Vigorously swab at base of a new lesion using a Dacron swab, and immediately place swab in vial of Viral Transport Medium (VTM.) See detailed instructions listed under Collection Kit 18, Viral Specimens.
Unacceptable Conditions: Cotton or calcium alginate swabs, wood shafts, formalin fixed materials
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form A
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include: HSV 1 mRNA detected, HSV 2 mRNA detected, No HSV 1 mRNA detected, No HSV 2 mRNA detected, or Indeterminate
Limitations: A negative test result does not rule out infection with Herpes simplex virus.
Additional Tests Recommended:
Additional Comments: This test is not FDA approved. Its performance has been validated and approved for use in patients by WSLH.
Methodology: Transcription mediated amplification (TMA) on the Hologic Panther System
Includes: Molecular detection of mRNA from Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 in anogenital or skin lesion swab specimens
CPT Code: 87528x2
Price: $52.00
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