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herpes simplex virus dna amplification from swab (pcr)
Synonyms: Genital Herpes PCR; HSV PCR 
Computer Code: (HSVDG)
Specimen Collection: Genital, oral, conjunctival swab or lesion aspirate. Place swab in transport media available from laboratory. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate swab in transport media. Transport on wet ice. 
Reference Values: Negative  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: 3/week 
Routine TAT: 3 to 4 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87529 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/31/2014
Time: 12:31:04 (24hr)