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:A completed Minnesota Department of Health requisition form is required. See Associated Links.
Physicians need to contact the MDH to see if their patients qualify for testing. Call MDH at 651-201-5414 and ask for Vector Borne. Epidemiology to assess if testing is appropriate.
Associated Links:

MDH Submission Form



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  (Minnesota Department of Health)


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