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Test Code VZVQLT Varicella Zoster by PCR Qual, Tissue

Important Note

Do not order for CSF.  For CSF use the test Rapid CSF Viral PCR Qual Panel

For swab specimens (including lesions) see Varicella Zoster PCR Quant, Swab.

Additional Codes

This test is for Bone Marrow or other tissue samples ONLY. For blood or CSF, see "Varicella Zoster By PCR".

Clinical System Name

Varicella Zoster by PCR Qual, Tissue

Synonyms

Varicella zoster virus by PCR, Tissue
 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bone marrow, Tissues

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol: None specified

 

Note: Acceptable specimens include bone marrow or tissues. Collect bone marrow in Lavender/EDTA, other specimens in sterile container. No Heparin in aspirate syringe. For current test information, contact UW Molecular Lab at (206) 685-6656. Okay to send tissue in sterile saline. 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Heparin in aspirate syringe.
Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: Bone Marrow: RT, Tissue: - 20 C

Storage location

Bone Marrow:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Room Temp Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to Virology. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

Tissue:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Freezer Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to Virology. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder.

 

Off-site collection:

Biopsy:  send Frozen at -20°C
Bone Marrow or Paraffin tissue:  send at room temperature

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T & F 2 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

UWMC Molecular (PCR) Virology Lab 

(206) 685-6656

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6066

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87798

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Varicella Zoster Qualitative by PCR, Tissue or Cells
Reference Test Number:

VZVQLT

Instructions:

Send out M thru F with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220 (Bone marrow room temp, tissue on dry ice).