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Herpes Multiplex PCR

Alternate Names
HSV PCR, HMV PCR, HSV1 PCR, HSV2 PCR, VZV PCR, Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Varicella Zoster Virus PCR
Ordering Information

This test detects Herpes Simplex Virus 1(HSV-1), Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2), and Varicella zoster virus (VZV).

Swabs: Viral swabs in red-top viral transport media (VTM) or Green top swabs are preferred.

This PCR is performed on CSF only after a review of the cell count and the clinical notes and MUST be registered using test code CSFPCR not HMVPCR.

If this test is urgent please contact the Medical Microbiologist or Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen
Blood
Body Fluid
Respiratory specimen
Faeces
Tissue
Container
Serum tube (gold top)
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Faecal Pot (Brown topped)
9ml EDTA (pink)
Swab - viral (green)
Additional Collection Instructions

For fluids minimum volume required is 300 uL.

Collect all samples in a sterile tube

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Mon, Wed, Fri