VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS BY PCR

Code
000.0000
Name
VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS BY PCR
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
VZV by PCR, Chicken Pox Virus by PCR, Herpes zoster by PCR, Human Herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3) by PCR
CPT Codes
87798
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44516
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Red, Plain

CSF, ocular fluid, tissue or vesicle fluid also acceptable.

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube. Frozen

CSF or Ocular fluid, and Tissue biopsy transported in sterile container, Frozen.

Vesicle fluid transported in viral transport media (M4), Frozen.

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See report

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Clinical Significance

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