HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV) TYPE 1 & 2, PCR, QUALITATIVE
DNA testing is analytically more sensitive specially in patients with Encephalitis, Meningitis and Neonatal infections. Encephalitis is usually due to HSV 1 virus whereas Meningitis is usually due to HSV 2 virus. DNA testing provides reliable means to define the type.
Pre-test Information:No special preparation required
Report Delivery:Sample by Mon / Thu 11 am; Report Wed / Sat