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Test Name

Herpes Simplex Virus Culture

CPT Code(s)

87255

Methodology

Centrifuge Enhanced Culture • Histochemical Stain

Typing not performed; if desired, please see "Herpes Simplex Virus Culture with Reflex 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, Rapid Method

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