Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR
0060042
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
VZVPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. OR CSF, ocular fluid, tissue or vesicle fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, CSF or ocular fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Tissue:
Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Vesicle Fluid:
Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All others:
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050111Varicella-Zoster Virus Source
0060042Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR
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Aliases
  • Herpes Zoster
  • VZV
  • VZV molecular detection
  • VZV PCR