HSV BY PCR FLUID OR TISSUE

Message
DO NOT USE THIS TEST FOR LESION SPECIMENS.

Test Code
HSVPCR

Alias/See Also
HSV PCR TISSUE

CPT Codes
87529

Preferred Specimen
TISSUE OR BODY FLUID OTHER THAN CSF.

Instructions
PHYSICIAN MAY CALL AND ADD: HSV TYPING

Transport Container
TISSUE: M4
BODY FLUID: STERILE CONTAINER



Transport Temperature
REF - 4 DAYS

Specimen Stability
REF:4 DAYS

Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
HSV PCR


Clinical Significance
Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as Human herpes virus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and -2), are two members of the herpes virus family, Herpesviridae, that infect humans.[1] Both HSV-1 (which produces most cold sores) and HSV-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are ubiquitous and contagious. They can be spread when an infected person is producing and shedding the virus. Herpes Simplex can be spread through contact with saliva, such as sharing drinks.



Performing Laboratory
CHILD LAB-- HSVTT



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.