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Test ID: RZIKU    
Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Random, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The FDA requires that urine specimens be tested in conjunction with a paired serum specimen; order RZIKS / Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Serum for the paired serum specimen.

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Assessment for Zika Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Individuals

-Assessment for Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women

-Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

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.

Additional Testing Requirements

The FDA requires that urine specimens be tested in conjunction with a paired serum specimen; order RZIKS / Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Serum for the paired serum specimen.

Necessary Information

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

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect random urine in a sterile container.

2. Label specimen as urine.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Urine containing preservatives

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days