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Zika Virus

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Zika Virus

Testing services are provided for patients who meet certain criteria.

Methodology:

IgM serology

RT-PCR (CDC Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR assay)

CPT Codes:

IgM – 86790

RT-PCR – 87798

Specimen Types:

*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

RT-PCR:

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)

Specimen Storage:

Store all specimens at 4oC.

Specimen Transport:

Transport all specimens on cold packs within 24 – 72 hours of collection.

Turn-around-time:

IgM serology: usually 7-14 days

RT-PCR: usually 1-2 days

Lab Slips:

Zika Virus Testing Criteria & Instructions Form (PDF: 161 Kb)

Zika Virus Testing Criteria & Instructions Form-Mother Post Delivery (PDF: 519 Kb)

Zika Virus Testing Criteria & Instructions Form-Infant Post Delivery (PDF: 158 Kb)

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