8760 Varicella-zoster Virus DNA UltraQuant®

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Specimen Source      
Varicella-zoster Virus Ultraquant PCR  < 100  copies/mL 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood ACD 10 (2) mL   Ambient - 24 Hour(s), Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Amniotic Fluid   Ambient - 4 Day(s), Refrigerated - 4 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 10 (2) mL   Ambient - 24 Hour(s), Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)  
  Urine   Frozen - 2 Month(s) Split into 2 plastic vials before freezing. Freeze immediately. 


Clinical utility
Quantitates Varicella-zoster virus DNA down to 100 copies/mL to monitor viral load and therapeutic efficacy, primarily in immunocompromised patients.


Collection Instruction
Specify specimen source on container and test requisition form.


Reported: 3 days

CPT Code: 87799

Notes: PLEASE NOTE: If submitting CSF specimen, please order Varicella-Zoster Virus DNA UltraRapid, CSF, #8760C. If submitting tissue, please order Varicella-Zoster Virus DNA DetectR, #7585. CPT codes = 87799