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Herpes Simplex Virus Detection by Real-Time PCR
HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
HSV Detection by Real-Time PCR
Aiding in the rapid diagnosis of disseminated disease due to herpes simplex virus (HSV)
Qualitative detection of HSV DNA
This test should not be used to screen asymptomatic patients.
If herpes simplex virus (HSV) is suspected in sources other than blood, order HSVPV / Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.
If HSV is suspected in cerebrospinal fluid, order HSVC / Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Spinal Fluid.
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This test is intended for patients with evidence of disseminated disease due to herpes simplex virus (HSV). For patients with localized (eg, skin, genital) disease, a swab of suspect lesions should be collected and submitted for real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis; HSVPV / Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies). A negative result does not eliminate the possibility of HSV infection. Although the reference value is typically "negative" for this assay, viral shedding may be detected in asymptomatic individuals. This assay is only to be used for patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with HSV infection and must be interpreted in the context of the clinical picture.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 cause a variety of clinical syndromes. Anatomic sites infected include the skin, lips, oral cavity, eyes, genital tract, and central nervous system. Systemic disease may also occur, in which the virus may be detectable in the bloodstream. The detection of HSV-1 or HSV-2 DNA from blood specimens may help support the diagnosis of disseminated disease associated with this virus.
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV)-1
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV)-2
This is a qualitative assay; results are reported either as negative or positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or HSV type 2.
An Indeterminate result means that HSV DNA was detected, but the assay was unable to differentiate between HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. If typing is required, it is recommended that a new sample be collected and tested by an alternate method.
Detection of HSV DNA in clinical specimens supports the clinical diagnosis of infection due to the virus.