17 - 28 days
HSV Types 1/2 Phenotyping for Acyclovir Drug Resistance
Acyclovir Resistance HSV (Phenotype)
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1 & 2 Phenotyping for Acyclovir Resistance
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Plaque Reduction Assay
Measures the extent to which various concentrations of acyclovir inhibit the growth of virus in cell culture. The concentration of drug which results in a 50% reduction in plaque formation induced by viral cytopathic effect (CPE) versus the no-drug control establishes an inhibitory dose (ID-50) drug concentration reportable value.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Acceptable sites for swab collection include: eye, genital,oral, urethral, vesicle or throat. Refrigerate