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

Test Updated:


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
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


Collect swab specimen of anogenital, skin or oral mucosa lesion using dacron or rayon swab with an aluminum or plastic shaft; do not use swab with calcium alginate tip or wooden shaft. Flocked swab supplied with M4-RT transport may be used. Place swab into M4-RT transport medium (preferred). M4, M5, M6, UVT, and UTM media are also acceptable. Eswab transport is not acceptable. BD ProbeTec Qx transport is not acceptable. Refrigerate.

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
87529 x2
Pro Fee Code
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.