Test directory: Varicella-Zoster Virus, PCR

Ordering Code5822
Test NameVaricella-Zoster Virus, PCR
AliasVaricella-Zoster Virus, Molecular
Detection, PCR
Chickenpox
Herpes Zoster
VZV Dermal
Shingles
Preferred SpecimenGenital, Fluid, Respiratory, Tissue: dermal, eye, nasal, or throat; Miscellaneous: M4/M6/UTM
Preferred ContainerFluid, Respiratory & Tissue: Sterile Container
Genital: Swab in M4/M6/UTM
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 7 Days
Rejection CriteriaCalcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel, formalin-fixed and/or paraffin-embedded tissues
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
MethodologyReal-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe
Hybridization
Reference Lab Mayo Medical Lab

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Varicella-Zoster Virus, PCRALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE
SourceALLSee report.