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Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR Fluid or Tissue, Qua

Components

Name Method Department Units
VZV by PCR Fluid or Tissue Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

Body fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinitely week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate
  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection

Tissue (Fresh)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Alternate

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinitely week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Diluted specimen
  • Clotted specimen
  • Fluid specimens received in M4 transport media
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

CPT Code

  • 87798