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Herpes subtype (HSV-1 & HSV-2) by Real-Time PCR, NY State
Collect: OneSwab® OR ThinPrep® OR Whole blood Yellow top tube (ACD Solution A)
Specimen Preparation: For Blood: 0.5 ml whole blood
•Immediately after blood collection, invert the tube(s) gently 8-10 times to ensure mixing of anticoagulant with blood to prevent clotting.
•Do not shake tube(s).
•Do not centrifuge specimen.
Storage/Transport Temperature : For Blood: Stable at room temperature for 48 hours after collection.
•Completely fill the tube whenever possible to eliminate dilution from the anticoagulant and ensure the proper blood-to-anticoagulant ratio.
ThinPrep, OneSwab: Room Temperature
Stability: ThinPrep, OneSwab: Room Temperature : 5 days
NOTE: * This test is approved for New York patients ONLY. *
MDL (Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories)