Testing services are provided for patients who meet certain criteria.
RT-PCR (CDC Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR assay)
IgM – 86790
RT-PCR – 87798
*See Zika Virus Testing Criteria & Instructions Form (below) for guidance on specimen collection windows for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
IgM serology: 2 mLs of serum
Serum: 2 mLs
Urine: 3-5 mLs (must be accompanied by serum)
Whole blood: at least 1 mL (EDTA required, must be accompanied by serum)
CSF: at least 1 mL (must be accompanied by serum)
Amniotic fluid: at least 2 mLs of fluid (must be accompanied by serum)
Store all specimens at 4oC.
Transport all specimens on cold packs within 24 – 72 hours of collection.
IgM serology: usually 7-14 days
RT-PCR: usually 1-2 days
Zika Virus Testing Criteria & Instructions Form (PDF: 161 Kb)