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.
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