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Test Mnemonic RZIKS Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Serum

Useful For

Qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA in serum from individuals meeting CDC Zika virus clinical or epidemiologic criteria

Testing Algorithm

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Assessment for Zika Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Individuals

-Assessment for Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women

Method Name

Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Reporting Name

Zika Virus, PCR, Serum

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


Due to similar clinical presentations, testing for RNA or IgM-class antibodies to dengue and chikungunya viruses, concurrently with Zika virus testing, is strongly recommended.



Necessary Information


Order questions and answers concerning pregnancy, exposure, and display of symptoms are required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect whole blood in a serum gel tube.

2. Centrifuge and aliquot the serum into a sterile container within 6 hours of collection.

3. Label specimen as serum.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, 7 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RZIKS Zika Virus, PCR, Serum 79190-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
47956 Zika Serum PCR Result 79190-5
PREGY Is patient pregnant? 11449-6
EXPOS Has patient had Zika exposure? In Process
SYMP Has patient been symptomatic? 75325-1
48059 Zika Serum PCR Interpretation 69048-7