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Varicella-zoster virus by PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3614

 

Synonyms: 

VZV PCR

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 2.0 mL BAL in sterile container, or blood in a lavender top tube.
Tissue in viral transport medium.

 

Notes: 

For CSF, see [LAB3616]. For lesion swab, see [LAB8624].

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:04:15 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 4:04:15 PM