Test Name: Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/2
This assay utilizes DNA extraction followed by multiplex PCR and automated microcapillary electrophoresis for the detection and identification of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/2.
Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• BD eSwab
• SurePath™ Pap Vial
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial as VAGINAL.
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:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 28 Days
• SurePath™ Pap Vial: 28 Days
• SimpleSwab™: 15 Days
• BD eSwab: 15 Days
Specimen Rejection Criteria
Turn Around Time (TAT): 3 - 5 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.