LHSVZ - Overview: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), Molecular Detection, PCR

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Test Name

Test ID: LHSVZ    
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), Molecular Detection, PCR

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Rapid diagnosis of herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus infections

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
LHSVHerpes Simplex Virus PCRYesYes
LVZVVaricella-Zoster Virus PCRYesYes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test distinguishes Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1 from HSV-2 genotypes.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Detection of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) by LightCycler Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular System, Inc.)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HSV and VZV, PCR

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

LightCycler VZV/HSV
Varicella-Zoster Virus, Dermal