Test Overview
Test Methodology

PCR

Test Usage

This test is intended for patients with evidence of disseminated disease due to herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Limitations

Although the reference value is typically "negative" for this assay, viral shedding may be detected in
asymptomatic individuals. This assay is only to be used for patients with a clinical history and symptoms
consistent with HSV infection and must be interpreted in the context of the clinical picture

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
HSVPB
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo HSVPB
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a Lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send as whole blood to Specimen Processing refrigerated

Normal Volume
1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL whole blood
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated preferred, frozen acceptable
Additional Information

Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
87529 x2
NY State Approved
No