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Herpes (HSV) Types I and II DNA PCR Blood Test

A HSV Types I and II DNA PCR Blood Test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections.

Sample Report

Test Code: 138651

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Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

This test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections; it also differentiates HSV-1 from HSV-2. PCR testing of blood, serum, or plasma samples is clinically useful only in potential cases of disseminated HSV infection (neonates, immunosuppressed individuals) and not as an aid in the diagnosis of either mucosal or CNS disease.

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