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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 2: Herpes simplex virus in cerebrospinal fluid test selection process. HSV CSF tests were retrieved by LOINC code, a universally accepted code to identify laboratory tests (5013-8, 16952-4, 16960-7, 34655-1, and 32141-4) (n = 14,986). Tests without a result of positive or negative were removed (n = 13,135). Some laboratories report two results per HSV test order, one for HSV-1 and another for HSV-2. We counted these only once (n = 8602). Samples without the CSF white blood cell and protein tests within 2 days of the HSV PCR test were removed (n = 6357). HSV: Herpes simplex virus, CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid, PCR: Polymerase chain reaction

Figure 2: Herpes simplex virus in cerebrospinal fluid test selection process. HSV CSF tests were retrieved by LOINC code, a universally accepted code to identify laboratory tests (5013-8, 16952-4, 16960-7, 34655-1, and 32141-4) (<i>n</i> = 14,986). Tests without a result of positive or negative were removed (<i>n</i> = 13,135). Some laboratories report two results per HSV test order, one for HSV-1 and another for HSV-2. We counted these only once (<i>n</i> = 8602). Samples without the CSF white blood cell and protein tests within 2 days of the HSV PCR test were removed (<i>n</i> = 6357). HSV: Herpes simplex virus, CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid, PCR: Polymerase chain reaction