VZV PCR

Molecular Diagnostics:DNA

Test ID/Workstation: VZVPC DNA2

Specimen Type: Plasma, Serum, CSF, Amniotic Fluid, BAL, Bronch Wash, NPH-flocked swab, Nasal Wash, Trach aspirate, lesion

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant) tube, Purple top ( EDTA) tube, CSF, Amniotic fluid, BAL, swab of lesion

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Special Instructions: Specimen received by 11:00 will be processed the same day.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8722

TAT: 1-3 days

Additional Info: Reference range:

Negative: No VZV detected.

CPT Code: 87798

Synonyms: Varicella zoster virus PCR

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