Herpes Culture; Herpes Simplex Virus Culture, Herpes Culture
mouth swab or washing, vesicle swab or fluid, or cervical or genital lesion swab. Immediately place vesicle fluid, swab, or tissue in viral transport media or whole blood or bone marrow in one 5 mL lavender top tube. Source of specimen is required.
Specimen Stability Information
Stable for 2 hours at room temperature and 3 days refrigerated. *NOTE* Specimens that do not meet the above criteria will be rejected.
As ordered. Turn around time is 1-7 days.
No virus isolated.