Lab Test

Herpes Simplex Virus Culture (HSV) (ELVIS)


This test is not orderable. Order Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 & 2 by PCR  listing "Herpes Simplex Virus" as the suspect agent. Please contact the Microbiology Laboratory with any questions.


Specimen Stabililty:
Ambient: 2 hours
Refrigerated (2- 8o C): 3 days
DO NOT FREEZE SPECIMENS AT -20o C. Storage at -20oC and repeated freeze/thaw cycles destroy viral infectivity.

If longer delays are anticipated, specimens should be frozen rapidly on dry ice and stored at -70oC

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