HSV PCR, HSV DNA Qualitative, HSV Type 1 and 2 DNA Qualitative
CSF or Plasma
RCHSD PCR Lab
Monday - Saturday at 1000
Within 48 hrs of receipt
CSF - 0.3 ml minimum. Plasma (EDTA) 0.3 ml minimum is accepted from NEONATES LESS THAN 60 DAYS OLD and immunocompromised patients.
CSF - Collect in a sterile screw cap container.
Room Temp: 48 hrs; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 1 Month (Do not freeze whole blood)
Heparinized plasma; serum
0.3 mL CSF and Plasma
0.1 mL CSF and Plasma
Place CSF in -70 freezer. Blood: Separate and transfer plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a screw-cap tube. freeze at -70. Do not use snap-cap tubes. Place plasma in a -70 freezer ASAP.
HSV-1 and HSV-2
Distinguishes HSV-1 from HSV-2 Genotypes