HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS DNA PCR – QUALITATIVE
This is a qualitative test for HSV which is analytically more sensitive, especially in case of patients having encephalitis, meningitis and neonatal infections. DNA testing provides an extremely dependable means to define the type of HSV.
Encephalitis is usually due to HSV 1 virus whereas Meningitis is usually due to HSV 2 virus.
How to prepare for the test?
No special preparation is needed for this test.