HSV 1 & 2, VZV by PCR - CSF
Herpes Simplex Virus, Varicella Zoster Virus, Herpes virus, encephalitis.
- CSF 300 uL per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted
- send in sterile screw top tube
- All specimens must be shipped on dry ice
- Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
If suspicion of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD), please contact the Microbiology Lab at 416-813-6000 prior to sending specimen.
HSV-1 and HSV-2:
- Neonatal herpes infection
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