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ZIKA VIRUS

Mnemonic

ZIKA S, U ZIKA

Guidelines

All testing for Zika virus must be pre-approved by local or state public health officials prior to specimen submission. 

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Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum and Urine

Handling

Separate serum from cells and aliquot.

Urine should be in sterile collection container.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL Serum

1.0 mL Urine 

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL Serum

0.5 mL Urine

Transport

Frozen (preferred); refrigerated also acceptable

Stability

Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 weeks

Testing Information

Performed

Oregon State Public Health Laboratory or Washington State Public Health Laboratory (dependent upon patient residence)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:25 AM


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