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Test Code HSV12qL HSV Type 1 and 2 Qualitative PCR

Clinical System Name

HSV Type 1 and 2 QuaLitative PCR

Synonyms

Herpes Group by PCR Qual, Tissue
Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR, Tissue
 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bone marrow, Tissues

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA for Bone Marrow or Sterile Screw-Capped Container for Tissue

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  None specified

 

Note: Acceptable specimens include bone marrow or tissues. Collect bone marrow in Lavender/EDTA, other specimens in sterile container. No Heparin in aspirate syringe. For current test information, contact UW Molecular Lab at (206) 685-6656. Okay to send tissue in sterile saline.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: No Heparin in aspirate syringe.

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: Bone Marrow: RT, Tissue: - 20 C

Storage location

Bone Marrow:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Room Temp Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to Virology. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

Tissue:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Freezer Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to Virology. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder.

 

Off-site collection: Biopsy:  send Frozen at -20°C
Bone Marrow or Paraffin tissue:  send at room temperature

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Bone Marrow Room temp

24 h

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; performed T & F 1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept. of Laboratory Medicine

UW Molecular Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

None specified

 

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87529 x2

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: HSV Type 1 and 2 Qualitative PCR
Reference Test Number:

HS12qL

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220 (Bone marrow room temp, tissue on dry ice).