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Varicella-zoster virus direct PCR, swab

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8624

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Twice Daily

Reported: 

4 -18 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection lesion swabs in viral transport medium.

 

Notes: 

Lesion swab samples are tested by PCR without an extraction step. Method reserved for lesion swabs.

Reference Interval: 

Negative 

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 10:33:06 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 10:33:06 AM