Varicella Zoster PCR
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Indicate collection site and relevant clinical information on request form.

Collection:
Collect from suspected herpetic lesion (including inflammation and

prodrome stages) using sterile dry swab or viral swab. Usually

performed in conjunction with herpes simplex PCR.
Container(s):
Viral swab (green top) (available from SydPath)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed Mon, Wed, Fri

Reference Intervals:
Not detected

Laboratory:
Molecular Medicine (8382-9183)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Herpes Zoster PCR

VZV PCR

Zoster PCR
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Store and transport sample at 4°C.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: No processing required. Room temperature, deliver to testing

lab. OOH: place in fridge.

Data Entry Code:
VZR

SydPath Division:
Microbiology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:35:48
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