Herpes simplex Virus Antiviral Susceptibility Testing

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

MICRO REF

POE DESCRIPTION: HSV SENSITIVITY SCREEN, MICROBIOLOGY REFERRAL
CPT CODE:

87253

TEST INFORMATION:

The test includes inoculation of a tissue culture followed by determination of susceptibility to acyclovir and/or foscarnet.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Batched Weekly

TURNAROUND TIME:

7-14 days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory MUST be notified verbally by the physician of the request.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Sealed sterile container, no preservative, swab in viral transport media

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Submitted specimen (genital, CSF, sputum, and/or brain biopsy tissue)

REJECTION CRITERIA: Virus non-viable; virus not isolated
MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 mL fluid, 1 gram tissue
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Call the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory for transportation information.
METHODOLOGY:

Inoculation of cell culture with isolate. Dye uptake

LAST UPDATED:

6-3-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Acyclovir Susceptibility; Antiviral Susceptibility Testing; Foscarnet Susceptibility