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VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS, MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BF VZPCR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body or Ocular Fluid, Respiratory Specimen (bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate): Sterile container
Dermal, Eye or Genital Specimen (cervix, rectum, urethra, vagina, or other genital site): Culture transport swab
Tissue (Brain, Liver, Lung, etc.): Sterile container containing 1-2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M4)

Minimum Volume

Body, Ocular or Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL
Respiratory Specimen: 1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab,or transport swab containing gel, formalin-fixed and/or paraffin-embedded tissues

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Sat

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (LVZV)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:51:15 PM


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