Herpes (HSV, VZV, CMV) virus culture

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Herpes (HSV, VZV, CMV) virus culture
Organisms Herpes Simplex Virus, types 1-2 (family: Herpesviridae; human herpesvirus 1 and human herpesvirus 2)Varicella-Zoster Virus (family: Herpesviridae; human herpesvirus 3)Cytomegalovirus (family: Herpesviridae; human herpesvirus 5)
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required yes
Media requirements Viral transport media
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Dry swabs received without viral transport media will be rejected because of the decreased viability of any virus present
How results reported Report will state viral culture result for the specimen. There is a charge for the test.
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