Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) CSF/BAL by PCR
Specimen Collection Requirements
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) or BAL in sterile collection container; Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube
CSF requires STAT handling. Please call a STAT courier in the morning and notify Central Laboratory SPR. Specimens must arrive in the Central Laboratory by noon.
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to aliquot tube.
Nonsterile or leaking container, Heparized plasma
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 3 months
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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