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Epic Code LAB1230844 Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) PCR, Swab

Interface Order Alias

1230844

Clinical Information

PCR is the test of choice for the diagnosis of VZV infection from cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion swab specimens. 

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3 ML UTM Swab Set with Regular Flocked Swab [ITM-1186125]

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Swab: cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion swabs

 

Container(s): 3-mL UTM/Swab set (UTM medium w/regular flocked swab)

 

Collection Instructions:

Crusted lesions should have the crust removed by lifting with a sterile needle.

  1. Rotate the swab tip several times across the mucosal/lesion surface.
  2. Remove the swab and insert into the red top tube of the viral transport medium (UTM) immediately.
  3. Push the swab into the tube and break the plastic shaft swab at the break line.
  4. Replace cap and screw on tightly.
  5. Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth). Indicate source.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate: 7 days

 

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day

Reference Range

Negative for VZV

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY/VIROLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL BW), Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

RT-PCR

CPT

87798

CDM Code

80106221

Epic Test ID

1230102462

LOINC

11483-5

Mayo Access Code

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Reviewed Date

2/3/2022