Days Set Up
Daily, twice per day (9 am and 2 pm)
Analytic Time

3 hours

MiChart Code
HSV DNA by PCR, Qualitative, Swab
Soft Order Code
PHSV

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Synonyms

PHSV
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1,2 DNA
HSV 1 DNA Amplification
HSV 2 DNA Amplification
Herpes simplex virus Type 1 DNA
Herpes simplex virus Type 2 DNA
Herpes simplex virus, Amplified DNA
HSV-1 and HSV-2 PCR
VCULT
Herpes simplex DNA, Types 1 & 2, Qualitative

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection of Herpes simplex virus in lesion specimens.

Reference Range

Negative for HSV1 DNA and HSV2 DNA

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

Specimen Requirements

M4 Transport & Remel M6
Normal Volume
1 swab
Minimum Volume
1 swab

Billing Information

CPT Code
87529 x2
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
HSV-1 16130-7, HSV-2 16131-5

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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.