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34052: Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Source      
VZV DNA, QL PCR R-T PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Throat Swab in M4   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Tissue   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Nasopharyngeal Swab in M4   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Lesion(Vesicle) Swb in M4   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Eye Swab in M4   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.05) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Wash/Brush M4   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  

This assay detect varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA in skin lesions, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and whole blood. Detection of VZV DNA in CSF usually indicates active, not latent, infection. Detection of VZV DNA in appropriate clinical specimens permits rapid and sensitive patient testing.

Bronchial brush/wash, eye, nasopharyngeal, throat or lesion (vesicle)
aspirate in a sterile plastic leak-proof container or swab in M4 or
V-C-M medium; 3mm(3) tissue in a sterile screw-cap container.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

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
** This test is not available for New York Patient testing.**

Reject criteria: HEPARIN WHOLE BLOOD







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