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Test ID NBLD0361 VARICELLA ZOSTER NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION

Specimen Type/Requirements

Place dermal or genital lesion swab specimens in viral transport media (M4RT or UTM).

Transport Temperature

Transport at 2-8 °C

Specimens are stable for up to 7 days at 2-8 °C

Performed Test Frequency

Daily Monday through Friday

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo

Minimum Volume

200 uL

CPT Code

87798

Storage Onsite

2-8 °C