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Test Code NHSVC Newborn HSV Culture

Collection Container

Viral transport media

Specimen Required

Vesicular fluid, ulcerated lesions, pharyngeal and throat swabs, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), autopsy and biopsy

Wooden shafts, bacterial swabs, and dry or leaking specimen are not acceptable for testing.

Specimen Volume

Swab in viral transport media, 1 mL fluid, 0.5 g tissue in transport medium

Minimum Specimen Volume

Swab in viral transport media, 1 mL fluid, 0.5 g tissue in transport medium

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temp: NA
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: NA

CPT Code

87255

EMR Interface Order Code

71390