Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HSV 1 AND 2 PCR (VITREOUS FLUID)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HSVVF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: HSVVF         Geisinger Epic ID: 35196

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Vitreous fluid
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Vitreous fluid in sterile screw-capped tube.
Special notes:
See Specimen Stability.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 96 hours. Refrigerated: Unspecified. Frozen: Unspecified. Specimen must be received at performing laboratory within 96 hours of collection. Do not ship specimen in syringe.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limit exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
100 copies/mL to 1 x 1010 copies/mL.
CPT code(s):
87530
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Herpes simplex virus real-time PCR, vitreous fluid.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Herpes simplex virus 1-2 real-time PCR, vitreous fluid
Clinical significance:
HSV-1 and HSV-2 are well known etiologic agents of gingivostomatitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, herpetic whitlow, and genital infections as well as encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, atypical pneumonias and a wide variety of other clinical conditions. Quantitative HSV DNA PCR is the ideal diagnostic tool for CNS specimens, since HSV will rarely grow from CSF in cell culture. Quantitative PCR can be used to detect the presence of the virus as well as track the course of infections and response to treatment.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday    
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