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Herpes Multiplex PCR (Blood)

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) on blood samples.

If Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) PCR, Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) PCR, Varicella zoster virus (VZV) PCR is requested on CSF/EVD samples, refer to Cerebrospinal Fluid PCR (CSFPCR).

 

If this test is urgent please contact the laboratory on 03 9496 3100

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Container
EDTA (purple)
Additional Collection Instructions

Please collect 1 x DEDICATED EDTA (purple) tube.

Minimum Adult Volume
1mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Monday - Friday
Test Code
HMVP
Container ID
EWL, EW, S, SP
Storage Instructions
Store at 4°C
Transport Instructions
Transport at 4°C
Laboratory Notes

Instructions for: Heidelberg Sendaways Department

  • Please refer to microbiologist for approval prior to sendaway.
External Laboratory
VIDRL (Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory)