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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.

 https://www.viracor-eurofins.com/test-menu/9500-varicella-zoster-virus-vzv-quantitative-pcr/

 

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
Laboratories

Methodology

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.

CPT

87799

CDM Code

3421559

LOINC

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

SHO11481

Reviewed Date

1/24/2020