Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

8 - 12 hours

MiChart Code
HSV DNA by PCR, Quantitative, Blood (Viracor)
Soft Order Code
VHSVP

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Synonyms

HSV 1 / HSV 2 DNA qPCR, Blood
Herpes simplex DNA by PCR, Quantitative, Blood
VBHSV
Herpes simplex DNA by PCR, Quantitative

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are well known etiologic agents of gingivostomatitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, herpetic whitlow, and genital infections as well as encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, atypical pneumonias and a wide variety of other clinical conditions. Quantitative HSV DNA PCR is the ideal diagnostic tool for CNS specimens, since HSV will rarely grow from CSF in cell culture. Quantitative PCR can be used to detect the presence of the virus as well as track the course of infections and response to treatment.

Reference Range
 

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

Specimen Requirements

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
87530
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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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.