Test Name: Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/2
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.
Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• 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
Turn Around Time (TAT): 1 - 2 Days
CPT Codes*: 87529(x2)
*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.