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 situations 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)

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


Reporting Name A shorter or 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