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Test Code VZVPCR Varicella Zoster Virus DNA PCR

Important Note

Testing available on CSF, swabs and whole blood. For other sources, please contact Client Services.

Collection Container

CSF: Sterile container

Swab: M4 Media

Whole Blood: Lavender (EDTA) top tube

Specimen Required

CSF or swab or whole blood

Specimen Volume

1 swab or 0.5 mL CSF or blood

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.2 mL blood or CSF

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time

5-6 days

CPT Code

87798

EMR Interface Order Code

59710

Stability

Room temp: 14 days

Refrigerated: 14 days

Frozen: 14 days (CSF only)