Virus Culture by Shell-Vial
Aid in the diagnosis of congenital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection through the recovery of HSV using viral culture (shell-vial) for patients younger than 35 days in age.
No virus isolated.
A negative result does not rule out the possibility of congenital HSV infection. A negative result by rapid culture should be interpreted in the context of the patient’s clinical presentation and exposure history.
3 - 5 days
- Culture, Herpes simplex only
- Herpes simplex shell vial
- HSV Culture
- Viral Culture, Herpes simplex only
- CULTURE FOR HERPES SIMPLEX
- Herpes simplex Culture from Neonates
Collect eye, rectal, dermal or nasopharyngeal, using dacron or rayon swab with an aluminum or plastic shaft; do not use swab with calcium alginate tip or wooden shaft. Place swab in in M5 transport and refrigerate. This test should not be performed on patients older than 4 weeks of age. It is intended for the recovery of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in suspected cases of congenital herpes.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.