Which lab studies are used to screen for herpes infection in pediatric patients?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Laboratory studies to screen for herpes infection may include the following:

  • Collecting vesicle fluid for culture and direct fluorescent antibody testing

  • Swabbing nasopharynx, conjunctiva, and rectum for culture

  • Performing LP for CSF PCR testing and culture


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