Detect varicella-zoster virus in blood, CSF, ocular fluid, tissue, or vesicle fluid.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. OR CSF, ocular fluid, tissue or vesicle fluid.
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.
Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required.
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All others: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050111||Varicella-Zoster Virus Source||31208-2|
|0060042||Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR||11483-5|
- Herpes Zoster
- VZV molecular detection
- VZV PCR