Genital / Skin / Throat swab
Red topped viral Copan swab
Blue M swab (GUM patients ONLY)
Detection by PCR of sexually transmitted Herpes Simplex virus in genital and extra- genital sites
Test will detect both HSV 1 and HSV 2 subtypes
Please note HSV PCR is also part of other specimen types:
In-house testing for genital and GUM samples.
2-5 daysSpecimen Labelling Procedure