ZIKA VIRUS BY PCR, URINE

Components
Health care providers are encouraged to collect serum with the urine sample and store at the client site. When urine tests are negative, the patient matched serum should be tested as outlined in the current CDC algorithm.

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL urine (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Store serum at client site in case follow-up testing is recommended. Specimen source required.

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 weeks

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeZKVPU
CPT-4 Code (s)
87662
LOINC Codes
Zika Virus, Urine, Source:   31208-2  
Zika Virus by PCR, Urine:   85623-7  

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