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Test Code VZVSWB Varicella Zoster PCR Quant, Swab

Important Note

Note: If ordering a culture in addition to this test, TWO SAMPLES must be collected.

Clinical System Name

Varicella Zoster PCR Quant, Swab

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Swab (abscess, blister, ear, eye, eye conjuntiva, genital, lesion superficial, mouth)

Container(s): Sterile Container, Universal Transport Media (UTM)

Preferred Vol: 1 Swab

Minimum Vol:

 

Note: If ordering a culture in addition to this test, TWO SAMPLES must be collected.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y/N

Aliquot: Y/N

Temp:

Storage location:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology rack of the -20°C freezer.

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).

 

Off-site collection: Send dry swab or in universal transport media, send Frozen at -20°C

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen Y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Mon, Wed, Friday 2-4 days

 

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:

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87799

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name VZV Quant PCR for Swabs
Reference Test Number VZVSWB
Instructions Send out M thru F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220 (Bone marrow room temp, tissue on dry ice).