Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV1/HSV2) by Incyte Swab
Direct sampling of a clinically visible vesiculobullous lesion
Aseptically remove sterile swab from package. Collect specimen by vigorously swabbing the clinically visible vesiculobullous lesion. Aseptically remove cap from vial. Place swab in transport medium and break off swab against rim of the tube. Replace cap. Label the vial with patient's name.Click here to see collection instructions
Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.
Specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 21 days
Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin). Excess lubricant can invalidate the specimen.
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
21 days from submission
Herpes testing is intended for use on a visible lesion. Herpes collection must be performed with a separate dedicated swab.
*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.