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Zika Virus PCR

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Order Flavivirus PCR .

Infectious Diseases authorisation required.

This PCR will detect members of the flavivirus genus including dengue, MVE, West Nile, kunjin, yellow fever, Japanese B viruses and Zika virus. Pan-Flavivirus PCR can detect Zika virus.

For Zika virus the preferred sample is urine if acute infection is suspected. Contact with the laboratory is recommended before requesting this test.

TO DISCUSS APPROPRIATE TESTING contact the VIDRL Infectious Diseases Consultant on 9342-9683, 8.30 am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Out of hours contact Box Hill Hospital Pathology on 9895 3471



Alternate names:
Flavivirus NAD
Test Code:
Specimen types:
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container types:
Sterile Jar
Plain Tube with gel
Sterile Jar
Minimum Adult Volume:
0.2 mL
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
2-4 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:


For out of hours enquiries regarding Zika virus testing call the SENIOR MICROBIOLOGY scientist on call with the requesting doctors name and contact details. The Senior Scientist will then contact VIDRL Head Virologist Mike Catton.



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