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2199: Varicella-zoster Antigen, Dfa Print View
Specimen Source      
Varicella-zoster Virus Antigen DFA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 VCM Medium 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
2 Smear/Slides 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Aid in the diagnosis of disease caused by varicella-zoster virus (e.g., chickenpox and shingles).

1. Source of specimen is required, please include on requisition.
2. Vesicular fluid or scraping in Quest Diagnostics supplied V-C-M
medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent vesicular fluid or scraping
on a clean glass slide.
3. Specimens received more than 72 hours from time of
draw must be frozen at -70C. Do not freeze
specimen at -20 C. Virus loses viability.
4. Ship specimens on cold pack or on dry ice.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87290

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Slides fixed with spray-on type of fixative; Bacterial transport or nucleic acid transports; swabs not in viral transport

Another assay available to detect Varicell-zoster virus is test code #2410 Viral Culture, as tissue culture method.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated






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