Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 13, 2019 @ 10:13 am

91361

Varicella Zoster Virus DFA w/Reflex to Varicella Zoster Virus Culture

Specimen:Collect:
  • Vesicle Fluid in Viral Transport Media

Also Acceptable:
  • Skin Scrapings in Viral Transport Media
  • Tissue in Skin Scrapings in Viral Transport Media
Submit:
  • Vesicle Fluid in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Tissue in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Skin Scrapings in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • Time Sensitive
  • Vesicle fluid should be collected within the first three days of appearance of rash.
    If DFA is negative or inadequate, then a VZV culture will be added. Additional charges apply.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Dry swabs, calcium alginate swabs, and wood swabs.
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:4-5 Day(s)
DFA: within 24 hours; Culture: 3-5 days
CPT Codes:
  • 87290
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 93868 - VZV SOURCE
  • 93869 - VZV, DFA
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