ZIKA VIRUS by PCR, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST, centrifuge, remove serum from cells and send 2.0 mL serum (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Specime 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 CodeZKVPB
CPT-4 Code (s)
87662
LOINC Codes
Zika Virus, Blood, Source:   31208-2  
Zika Virus by PcR, Blood:   85622-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory