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Varicella Zoster PCR, Various

Important Note

For swab specimens, please see in-house PCR test Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) PCR, Swab.

Test Name Alias

BMT VZV | 9058

Interface Order Alias

Not available

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Various
Please refer to the link below to access the referring laboratory’s specimen requirements, or call the Spectrum Health Laboratory Referrals Department at 616-267-2753.


Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Test Frequency

Send out to Viracor-IBT Laboratories. Test performed Monday - Saturday, TAT 1-3 days.

Reference Range

Reference range not available at this time.

Performing Department

Send out to Viracor-IBT


Extraction of varicella-zoster viral DNA from specimen followed by amplification and detection using real-time, quantitative PCR. An internal control is added to ensure the extraction was performed correctly and the PCR reaction was not inhibited.



CDM Code



LOINC varies by specimen source:


BAL: 49455-9

Bronch Wash: 49451-8

CSF: 47002-1

Eye Fluid: 49451-8

Other: 49451-8

Eye Swab: 49451-8

Plasma: 47003-9

Skin Swab: 49451-8

Tissue: 49450-0

Mayo Access Code


Reviewed Date