VZV DNA PCR (Included on Viral Rash Screen)


VZV DNA PCR (Included on Viral Rash Screen)

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



This is not for blood samples. Please provide relevant exposure history/clinical details.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

72 hrs. at 2°C to 8°C

Sample type

Green top VTM Swab of lesion or vesicle fluid, CSF or Ocular fluid in sterile container

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 days

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site