Test Name: Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/2


Methodology: DNA


Test Description

This assay utilizes loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology to detect Herpes Symplex Virus 1 and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 genome in symptomatic patients.


Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• Viral Transport Media


Storage and Transport

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 24°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 24°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•SimpleSwab™: 15 Days
•BD eSwab: 15 Days
•Viral Transport Media: 15 Days


Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 1 - 2 Days


CPT Codes*: 87529(x2)


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