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Test Code VZVPCR Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), DNA PCR (CSF or vitreous fluid,whole blood or swab)  

Performing Laboratory



Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Reference Values

Not Detected

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Lavender top tube or sterile container

Specimen: 0.5 mL Vitreous fluid, whole blood or Universal transport media

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  145902050

Useful For

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infections caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV).