The nurse is preparing to test a client who has the herpes virus. Which of the following tests should the nurse perform?

  1. Rinne test
  2. stress test
  3. Tzanck test
  4. patch test
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: The Tzanck test will determine the presence of cells from the herpes virus. The stress test assesses cardiac response to increased workload. The Rinne test compares bone conduction to air conduction in the ears. The patch test identifies the cause of allergic contact sensitization.