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

VZV (Varicella zoster virus) PCR (NOT BLOOD)

Specimen Type

Specimen types: 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: Swab or lesion, tissue, or CSF; 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

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Reviewed by jcayless on November 27, 2019

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.

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