VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS PCR

Synonyms: Herpes zoster PCR; VZV PCR
Computer Code: VZVD
Specimen Collection: 0.5 mL CSF or BAL or 0.1 mL vitreal fluid in a sterile tube. Lesion Swab in Viral Transport media.
Minimum Volume: 0.1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain and transport at room temperature. Do not use Calcuim alginate or wooden swabs or cotton swabs.
Reference Values: Negative
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MOL DIAG 09 molecdiagicd9req.pdf#http://09 molecdiagicd9req
Test Frequency: 3/week
Routine TAT: 3-4 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87798
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII