Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) DNA, Quantitative PCR Order Code : 11242R
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Specimen Type: Whole Blood, Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, lesional swab
Container Type: Lavender-top tube (EDTA); Yellow-top tube Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution A (ACD); Sterile Container; Swab in viral transport media (VTM)
Required Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.3 mL
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Standard Run Times: Varies
Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Transport BAL and lesional swabs refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport these samples frozen.
CPT Codes: 87799
SHC EPIC Code: LAB11242R
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Infectious Disease
Sendout Lab: Focus Diagnostics