Test Code: HSVPCR Preferred Name Herpes virus PCR (Tissue & neonatal EDTA blood)
< 2 days
< 4 days
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Tissue||Sterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)
||Neonatal EDTA blood||0.5 mL||EDTA 2 mL Paediatric ( Lavender Top)
HSVNAA cannot be performed on blood.
HSVPCR can be performed by Pathology Queensland on only EDTA blood if querying disseminated HSV infection in a neonate.
Tissue must be collected in a sterile specimen container. Blood can be sent as Whole blood or plasma.