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

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


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

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.

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