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  • VZV (Varicella zoster virus) PCR (NOT BLOOD)

VZV (Varicella zoster virus) PCR (NOT BLOOD)

Specimen Type:  See Important Comments

Test ID   LAB6047
EPIC Order
  Varicella (VZV) PCR, Other
CPT Code(s)   87798
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Molecular Microbiology; 984-974-1820
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine:

CSF:  1 mL sterile container

Biopsy:  Sterile container

Lesion:  Red-capped swab **See Important Comments

Availability Routine: Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time   1-3 days
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Comments Potential inhibitors to PCR which should not be used:
--Cotton Swabs
--Calcium alginate swabs
--Wooden-shafted swabs

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on September 01, 2020

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