HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV) TYPE I, PCR, QUALITATIVE
2 mL (1 mL min.) CSF/EDTA Plasma in a sterile screw capped container OR Blister fluid / Swab from base of ulcer/ Scrapings from base of ulcer in 1 mL sterile normal saline or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) OR Fresh tissue in sterile normal saline OR Paraffin embedded tissue. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Polymerase Chain Reaction, Amplification
Sample by Sat, Wed 1 pm
Report 4th Day Evening