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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) isolation

Test Code:

RV0074

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

Sterile container for CSF
Hanks transport media for all other specimen
(To be obtained from DPLM Reception, after office hour call extension 1383)

Specimen Requirement

CSF
1 -2 mL
 
Swabs or scrapings from vesicles on skin, mouth or genitalia require transport media.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample with an ice pack.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Positive report :1 - 7 days Negative report : 7 days

Reference Value(s)

 

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Virology

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
Sat: 0800 hrs - 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

​​For supply of transport media please call Lab reception at ext. 1352 / 1354

Change History Notes

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Keywords

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) isolation RV0074
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