VIRAL CULTURE, RAPID, LESION; HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS CULTURE

SPECIMEN:

VESICLE, LESION FLUID, SCRAPINGS OR SWAB FROM THE BASE OF THE LESION IN V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT.

• 2 ML OF CSF IN STERILE TUBE OR V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT.

• UROGENITAL AND RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS SUCH AS SWABS, SECRETIONS OR WASHINGS, SHOULD BE INOCULATED INTO V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT OR SUBMITTED IN A STERILE LEAK-PROOF CONTAINER.

CONTAINER: SWABS: V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT CSF;  RESPIRATORY FLUIDS: STERILE, LEAK-PROOF CONTAINER OR V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 ML OF CSF OR FLUID AND ONE SWAB IN V-C- M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT

TRANSPORT: REFRIGERATE; USE ONLY PLASTIC SHAFT RAYON OR DACRON SWABS