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Zika Virus RNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR Panel, Serum/Urine (94221)

Methodology

Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

Serum and Urine

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

2-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-6 mL Blood collected in a serum separator tube (SST) ***and*** 1-3 mL Random Urine collected in a sterile container

Collection Instructions

Both serum and urine, with same collection date are required for each patient. Immediately refrigerated urine specimen after collection.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Serum received in a frozen serum separator tube (SST); Serum received in an unspun serum separator tube (SST); Heparinized specimens; Serum received in a standard red-top tube (not transferred to plastic transfer tube)

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum ***and*** Random Urine

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Serum ***and*** Random Urine

Processing Instructions

Both serum and urine, with same collection date are required for each patient. Immediately refrigerated urine specimen after collection.


Comments

Testing should only be performed on individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika virus clinical criteria (e.g., a history of clinical signs and symptoms associated with Zika virus infection); CDC Zika virus epidemiological criteria (e.g. history of residence in or travel to a geographic region with active Zika transmission at the time of travel, or other epidemiological criteria for which Zika virus testing may be indicated); and/or the CDC guidelines. Most people wi


CPT Codes

87662 (x2)


Revised

09-27-22