Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Varicella Zoster DNA, Quantitative
Soft Order Code
VVZVP

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Synonyms

VZV DNA qPCR, Blood
VBVZV

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

VZV reactivation is commonly seen in immunocompromised individuals. These patients are more likely to have disseminated disease with extensive skin lesions, pneumonia, hepatitis, or encephalitis. Proper management is dependent upon early diagnosis; quantitative DNA PCR is a rapid and sensitive tool useful for detecting the virus, tracking the course of the infection, and monitoring response to treatment.

Reference Range
 

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature (4 - 5 mL).

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL EDTA whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
87799
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.