Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR or culture methods provide more sensitivity and specificity for routine diagnostic purposes.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Smear of cell scrapings from suspected lesion
Place specimen onto a clean glass slide with a frosted end that has been labeled with the patient name, date of birth and specimen site. Specimen can be collected with a Dacron swab or with a cervical spatula-type device. Fix immediately by immersing the slide in 95% ethanol (Pap bottle).
Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.
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