Herpes Cytology

CPT CODE: 88104
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0730-1700
TURNAROUND TIME: Immediate evaluation available; 24 hours for routine evaluation
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Immediate evaluation available if active herpes suspected at time of labor prior to vaginal delivery.
CONTAINER TYPE: 95% ethyl alcohol fixative container available from Pharmacy or Cytology Laboratory
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Direct scrape of lesion
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Hand transport immediate evaluation specimens to Rm 470 Jelke after collection.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Herpetic Inclusion Bodies Cytology; Tzanck Cell Preparation; Viral Study, Herpes Cytology