Test Name

Herpes Simplex Virus Testing (HSV 1 & 2)

Specimen Type

Swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM)

Specimen Acceptability

3 Days Room Temperature

CPT Code(s)

87529 x2

Special Instructions

Carefully insert the swab into the vagina about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the canal so that moisture is absorbed by the swab and then withdraw the swab without touching the skin.


2 mL

Sample Container

Aptima Multitest Swab Tube