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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (HSV) Swab - TMA

Order Name HSV Swab
Test Number 6987002
Revision Date 06/08/2018
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Herpes Simplex Virus 1
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 16130-7 
Herpes Simplex Virus 2
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 16131-5 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred Swab Swab APTIMA Multitest Swab kit Room Temp. / Refrigerated
Alternate 1 Swab Swab Viral Transport Media (VTM) Refrigerated
Instructions Collect Swab using APTIMA Multitest Swab kit Swab in APTIMA Multitest Swab collection kit.
Place swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Stability: Room Temperature 30 Days, Refrigerated 30 Days, Frozen: N/A

Alternate Swab are the acceptable transport media: VTM, UTM, M4RT, M4 and M5 media. Alternate Swab Must Keep Refrigerated
They should be received promptly so they can be transferred to Aptima STM within 72 hrs of collection.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Mon - Fri 
Expected TAT 1-2 Days 
CPT Code(s) 87529x2
Lab Section Molecular Diagnostic