521 Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (Molecular)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
GYN Fluid
  or
Pap
Liquid Based Pap: 4 weeks
YourSwabâ„¢ (BD ESwab): 48 Hours, Ambient, 7 Days, Refrigerated
Urine or UTM: 7 Days, Refrigerated
Not Detected

Specimen Requirements

Preferred Specimen: GYN Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient
  or
Alternate Specimen: Pap
Container: Liquid-Based Pap Vial
Temperature: Ambient

Method

PCR

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

48-72hrs

Instructions/Notes

Cervical sample from the junction of the ectocervix and the endocervix (transition zone) in Surepath Liquid-Based Pap Test Preservative fluid OR Thinprep Pap Test PreservCyt fluid OR YourSwab (BD ESwab) .

Clinical Utility

To screen for or diagnose infection with the herpes simplex virus

CPT Codes

87529

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