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Test Name

Herpes Simplex Virus Culture with Reflex Typing

CPT Code(s)

87255

Includes

If culture is positive, typing will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87140 per typing).

Methodology

Centrifuge Enhanced Culture • Histochemical Stain • Monoclonal Fluorescent Antibody Typing

Clinical Significance

A clinical diagnosis of HSV infection is based on identifying characteristic multiple vescicles on an erythematous base. HSV culture is useful in verifying HSV is present within the vesicles. Rapid culture allows for the initiation of therapy that may diminish the severity of symptoms and shorten the length of symptoms.

Alternative Name(s)

Herpes Simplex Virus Culture, includes Typing

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