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LVZV-M
VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS, MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR

Test Code LVZV-M 
Test VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS, MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR 
Methodology Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.) 
Description Useful for rapid (qualitative) detection of VZV DNA in clinical specimens (dermal sources, CSF) for laboratory diagnosis of disease due to this virus 
Specimen SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED

SUBMIT ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:

Specimen Type: Fluid
Sources: Spinal, body, amniotic, ocular
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Type: Miscellaneous
Sources: Dermal, eye, nasal, throat
Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (T092)
Specimen Volume: Swab
Collection Instructions: Place swab back into swab cylinder or place in multi-microbe media (M5) (T484) or M4 media.

Specimen Type: Genital
Sources: Cervix, vagina, urethra, anal/rectal, other genital sources
Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (T092)
Specimen Volume: Swab
Collection Instructions: Place swab back into swab cylinder or place in multi-microbe media (M5) (T484) or M4 media.

Specimen Type: Respiratory
Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, tracheal aspirate
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Specimen Type: Tissue
Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, etc.
Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5) (T484)
Specimen Volume: Entire collection
Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue 

Reference Values Negative
If positive, reported as VZV DNA detected 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 87798