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Lab Dept:

Microbiology/Virology

Test Name:

VIRAL SUSCEPTIBILITY

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

VSUS

Synonyms:

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Phenotyping for Drug Resistance

CPT Codes:

87252 x2 - Virus isolation; tissue culture inoculation, observation, and presumptive identification by cytopathic effect
87253 x2 - Virus isolation; tissue culture, additional studies or definitive identification, each isolate

Test Includes:

Plaque Reduction Assay for specified anti-viral

Logistics

Test Indications:

To evaluate drug resistance in clinical isolates.

Lab Testing Sections:

Virology - Sendouts

Referred to:

LabCorp/Viromed Laboratories

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-5806

STP Lab: 651-220-6555

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 – 4 weeks

Special Instructions:

  • Contact Virology Laboratory to forward viral isolate.
    • Specify anti-viral to be tested
Specimen

Specimen Type:

  • Actively growing isolate in tube with media
    • Swab in universal transport media (eye, genital, oral, urethral, vesicle or throat

Container:

Cell culture tube with CPE

Special Processing:

Fill tube with media

Transport/Storage:

Transport at room temperature in biohazard shipping container.

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Accompanies report

Methodology:

Plaque Reduction Assay

References:

Viromed Laboratories Web Page www.viromed.com

LabCorp Laboratories Web Page www.labcorp.com

Updates:

5/7/2012: CPT and specimen updates.
3/6/2014: CPT update.



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