Varicella zoster virus (VZV), DNA PCR

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Varicella zoster virus (VZV), DNA PCR-13388

  
Varicella zoster virus (VZV), DNA PCR
  
13388
  
LAB13388
  
VZVPCR
  
VZV, DNA by Real-time PCR
  

An aid in the diagnosis of infections caused by Varicella zoster virus (VZV).

  
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  

Sterile container

  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Sterile vial

  
EDTA whole blood
ACD whole blood
Swab
  
  

Lavender/yellow:

Immediatley following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inverting 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

Yellow ACD (A or B)

Copan UTM-RT transport (purple cap)

  

CSF:
Ambient - 14 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 90 days

Whole blood:
Ambient - 14 days
Refrigerated - 14 days

Swab:
Ambient - 14 days
Refrigerated -14 days

 

  
  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis
  • Gross specimen contamination
  • Specimen too old
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
  
LabCorp Burlington (138313): R-LC
  
3 days/wk
  
4 - 9 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

  
87798
  
Result 11483-5
  
04/11/2019
  
02/19/2020