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VZV (Varicella zoster virus) PCR (BLOOD)

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Specimen Type
See Important Comments

Test ID LAB5685
EPIC Order
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) PCR, Blood
CPT Code(s) 87798
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Molecular Microbiology; 984-974-1820
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Whole Blood, 2 mL EDTA Tube; See Important Comments
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday
Turnaround Time 1-3 days
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Whole blood, Refrigerate


Blood specimens collected in 5.0 mL EDTA lavender top tube.

The assay detects the presence of viral DNA. For serological testing refer to:

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on January 27, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514