Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Profile (Lesions), PCR

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Turnaround Time: 4 - 5 days
CPT Code:

87798, 87529(2)

Test Type: One swab
Stability Time:



Room temperature

7 days


7 days


7 days


This test is intended to be used as an aid in identifying the specific etiologic agent of vesicular lesions; caused byeither varicella zoster virus (VZV) or herpes simplex virus (HSV). It also differentiates HSV-1 from HSV-2.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

HSV PCR is a single test that both detects the presence of HSV DNA and determines which type is present in the positive samples. There is no mechanism, therefore, for testing for HSV-1 without simultaneously testing for HSV-2.

Universal transport medium.

Room temperature.