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Last Updated: July 13, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 rRNA, TMA (NAAT)

  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)

Also Acceptable:
  • Rectal Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Rectal Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Ambient.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Samples collected in any transport media other than Aptima
    Samples collected after Aptima-tube expiration date
    Transport tubes with incorrect or missing swabs.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 1 Month(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Target Amplified Nucleic Acid Probe
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87529x2
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

The Aptima Herpes Simplex Viruses 1 and 2 assay (Aptima HSV 1 and 2 assay) is an in vitro diagnostic nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), using real time transcription mediated amplification (TMA), for the qualitative detection and differentiation of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) messenger RNA (mRNA) in clinician-collected swab specimens from anogenital skin lesions. The Aptima HSV 1 and 2 assay is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 infections in symptomatic male and female patients.
  • 1161 - HSV 1 RNA
  • 1162 - HSV 2 RNA
  • 1188 - SOURCE
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