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Varicella Zoster PCR

Ordering information:

In EMR- order HSV I-II, VZV and CMV NAD test

Test performed is a multiplex PCR for these viruses.

Alternate names:
HSV I-II, VZV and CMV NAD, VZV PCR
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HPCR
Specimen types:
Swab
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Urine
Blood
Saliva
Faeces
Tissue
Fluid
Container types:
CSF + sterile pot
Wound swab kit
EDTA
Faeces-plain pot
CSF + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

Transport specimens to the laboratory at room temperature.

Minimum Adult Volume:
0.3 mL
Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Samples for HSV &/or VZV sent to Austin Pathology, test will be performed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

All other specimens to VIDRL for Herpes multiplex PCR (HSV 1 & 2, CMV & VZV)

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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