Days Set Up
Daily, specimen is set up within an hour of time received.
Analytic Time

3 hours

MiChart Code
HSV DNA by PCR, Qualitative, CSF
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


HSV DNA detection by PCR
HSV Encephalitis Detection by PCR
HSV 1 DNA detection by PCR
HSV 2 DNA detection by PCR
Herpes simplex DNA by PCR, Qualitative, CSF

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Useful for the detection of HSV encephalitis (differentiates HSV I from HSV II).

Reference Range

No Herpes simplex virus DNA detected

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect spinal fluid. Freeze.

Normal Volume
1 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL CSF

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.