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ID:1039 Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)PCR
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Description Qualitative detection of VZV by PCR
Indication Detection of VZV in skin lesions in chickenpox or shingles, in CSF if associated with encephalitis or meningitis and in eye sample (fluid or retinal biopsy) if causing progressive retinal necrosis.
Additional InfoSkin, throat or eye swabs in Universal Transport Medium. CSF samples and eye biopsies in plain sterile universal
Concurrent TestsVZV IgG testing may be required if differentiation between acute infection or reactivation is required
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationResults will be reported as positive, not detected or indeterminate.

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Other Help:National Laboratory Medicine Handbook

IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 days
GP Acute TAT3 days
GP Routine TAT3 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.
Originally edited by : na. Last edited on 14/05/2019 09:08:12. Published By on 14/05/2018 09:08:12.