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Lab Test Dictionary

Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Serum (RZIKS)


Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization


Zika; Microencephaly; Vector-Borne Illiness

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Thursday

Standard TAT

5-8 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 7 Days

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.25 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate serum into a sterile container within 6 hours of collection. Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

CPT Codes