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Test Code VZVP Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), Qualitative PCR, non-CSF

Biohazard Infectious

Specimen Type

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), Tissue,
Lesion from genital, oral, ocular (eye), dermal (skin)

Container/Tube

Viral transport media

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC collection instructions.

Turnaround Time

Testing performed within 48 hrs of receipt in Clinical
Microbiology Laboratory, Monday through Friday.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Source: Lesion
Specimen Collection: Clean overlying skin
surface
with 70% alcohol. Aspirate with syringe, curette the lining of
the
lesion, or obtain tissue biopsy
Specimen Transport: <2 hr ambient, 7
days refrigerated
 

Specimen Source: Tissue
Specimen Collection: Surgically obtained
Specimen Transport: <2 hr ambient, 7
days refrigerated
 

Specimen Source: Broncho-alveolar
Lavage

Specimen Collection: Aspirate through inner
chamber at bronchoscopy
Specimen Transport: <2 hr ambient, 7
days refrigerated
 

See Microbiology Specimen
Collection
:

  • Category “Tissue”, “Skin” Type
    “Lesions”, or “Respiratory Lower” in
    Table
    1 BACTERIOLOGY,
    CHLAMYDIA,
    MYCOLOGY,
    MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), VIROLOGY

Critical Results

VZV
DNA
detected by PCR

Fee Code

30187798

Synonyms

VZV
Varicella Zoster virus
VZV
DNA
Chickenpox
Herpes Zoster
VZV
PCR

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Monday through Friday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

CPT

87798

Method Name

This test was developed and its performance characteristics
determined by the University of Chicago Medical Center Clinical
Microbiology Lab. It has not been cleared or approved by the
U.S.
Food and Drug Administration. The FDA
does not require this test to go through premarket FDA review. This laboratory
is certified under the
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to
perform high complexity
laboratory testing. This test is used for clinical purposes. It
should not be regarded as investigational or research.
This test is performed pursuant to a license agreement with
Roche
Molecular Systems, Inc. for the use of the Polymerase Chain
Reaction.
 

Reference Values

No VZV
DNA
detected by PCR