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

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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

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

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

Detection of HSV and VZV by LightCycler Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular System, Inc.)
This test distinguishes HSV-1 from HSV-2 genotypes.

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


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


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

LightCycler VZV/HSV
Varicella-Zoster Virus, Dermal
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