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7557 Culture, Herpes Virus (By Elvis)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue
48 Hours 2 - 8° C
Not Isolated

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid/Tissue
Container: BD Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

Culture (ELVIS)

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

3-5 days

Instructions/Notes

Genital lesion, fluid, vesicle swab, mouth or other tissue.

Clinical Utility

To grow and isolate the causative virus for herpes infection.

CPT Codes

87255

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