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Varicella-Zoster Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Important Note

Order as Misc lab Request in eDH.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Varies


Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Spinal, pleural, peritoneal, ascites, pericardial, amniotic, or ocular

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Miscellaneous; dermal, eye, nasal, or throat

Container/Tube: Multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) and ESwabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT [T605], M4, or M5).

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Genital; cervix, vagina, urethra, anal/rectal, or other genital sources

Container/Tube: Multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) and ESwabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT [T605], M4, or M5).

 

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Respiratory; bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Supplies:

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, etc.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605)

Acceptable: Sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue in a sterile container containing 1 mL to 2 mL of sterile saline or multimicrobe medium (M4-RT [T605], M4, or M5)


Specimen Minimum Volume

Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, or Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL
Respiratory Specimens: 1 mL
Tissue: 2 × 2-mm biopsy

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LVZV Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR 94584-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC70 Specimen Source 39111-0
36046 Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR 94584-0

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

1 week

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.