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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • Zika Virus Comprehensive RNA RT-PCR, Serum & Urine

Test Code

  • 1396

Test Synonym

  • ZIKA VIRUS NAA,S & U

Minimum Volume

  • See Below

Specimen Type

  • Serum and Urine

Primary Container

  • See Special Instructions

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

TAT

  • 4 days

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum, EDTA-whole blood and urine are the acceptable types of specimens. Serum is the primary and preferred type of specimen. Always send paired serum sample when a urine specimen is collected for Zika virus RNA testing. Collect 2.0 mL of serum or 4.0-5.0 ml of whole blood using an EDTA (lavender-top) tube per standard phlebotomy procedure. Collect 2.0-5.0 ml urine sample urine sample in sterile container. The minimum volume of specimen is 0.5 mL of EDTA-plasma, serum or urine.

Specimen Retention

  • Blood specimen should be collect within 7 days after onset of symptoms if any; urine should be collected within 14 days after onset of symptoms if possible.