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Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR

Mnemonic:    [VZV PCR]
Name:    Varicella-Zoster Virus by PCR
Specimen:    1 mL Acceptable samples:
--Plasma from Lavender (EDTA)
--Serum
--CSF
--Ocular Fluid
--Vesicle Fluid in Viral Transport Media
--Tissue

Freeze tissue immediately.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Varies by Source
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060042
  Method:    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Processing Info:    Send all samples in sterile containers.

Source of sample is required.