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HSV PCR


Lab Code : HCQB


Test Background
A nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of Herpes Simplex Virus (types 1 and 2)


Clinical Indications

Detection of HSV virus by PCR in clinical samples, eg vesicular scrapes or genital ulcers.


Reference Range

N/A


Sample Required
Swab in viral transport medium (VTM)


Sample Volume
400ul (VTM)


Turnaround Time
5 working days


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