Varicella zoster
PCR (In house)

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Sample type: Lesion/vesicle fluid

Test name: Varicella zoster
PCR (In house) a.k.a. VZ PCR, Varicella Zoster PCR

Condition / Indication: Chicken pox OR Shingles

Special precautions & notes: Discuss with a medical virologist. Should be paired with specimens of serum in certain circumstances

Sample required: Lesion swab / vesicle fluid

Test information required: Patient name, sex and age, Laboratory number

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Ideal volume (mL): 500µl

Discipline: Virology

Section: Molecular

Turnaround time: 3 days


In house PCR