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Foscarnet Resistance HSV (Phenotype)

Test ID: 


CPT code:

87253, 87252


Foscavir® Resistance

Herpes Simplex Types 1 and 2 Virus Phenotyping for Foscarnet Drug

Clinical Use:

This test method uses a plaque reduction assay. It measures the extent to which various concentrations of foscarnet inhibit the growth of virus in cell culture. The concentration of drug which results in a 50% reduction in plaque formation induced by viral cytopathic effect (CPE) versus the no-drug control establishes an inhibitory dose (ID-50) drug concentration reportable value.

Specimen Type:

Actively-growing isolate (preferred) or eye, genital, oral, urethral, vesicle, or throat swab

Requested Volume: 

One tube with media or one swab

Container Type: 

Isolate in tube with media capped tightly or swab in viral transport media

Storage Instructions:

Maintain isolate at room temperature. Refrigerate viral transport media with swab.

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