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Varicella-zoster virus by PCR, CSF

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3616

 

Synonyms: 

VZV PCR, CSF

Methodology: 

Real-Time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1 day

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 1.0 mL cerebrospinal fluid in a sterile screw cap tube
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
Transport: Deliver immediately to the laboratory. Transport refrigerated.

 

Notes: 

Note that VZV DNA can be found in CSF in uncomplicated zoster.

Reference Interval: 

Not Detected

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:18:47 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 4:18:47 PM