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Alias/Synonym: Herpes simplex virus 1 & 2

CPT Code: 87529

HSV 1 and HSV 2
Specimen Type, Preferred:
Vaginal Swab
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
Transport Container:
Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Rotate swab for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure swab touches vaginal wall.
Specimen Stability:
30 day(s)
Rejection Criteria:
Clinical Significance:
Aids in the diagnosis and differentiation of HSV type 1 and type 2 from anogential skin lesions.
Turnaround Time:
3-5 day(s)
Reference Ranges: