Zika Virus Serum


Sunquest Code:ZIKAVS  
Epic Code:LAB6928Epic Name:Zika Virus
Synonyms:Zika Disease
Methodology:Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and ELISA
Test Includes:Testing for Zika Virus at MDH may include serology for Zika Virus and RT-PCR for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-14 days
Special Instructions:Due to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health is currently sending testing to the Centers for Disease Control.

Physicians should continue to contact the MDH to see if their patients qualify for testing. Call MDH 651-201-5414 and ask for Vector Borne Epidemiology to assess if testing is appropriate.
Associated Links:

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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (CDC via Minnesota Deparment of Health)


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