Test Code: HSVPCR Preferred Name Herpes virus PCR (Tissue & neonatal EDTA blood)

< 2 days
< 4 days
Medicare Item

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
TissueSterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)
Neonatal EDTA blood0.5 mLEDTA 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.

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