Virus, Direct Detection DFA, Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)

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Turnaround Time: 1 - 3 days
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Reference Range:

No virus detected


Rapid diagnosis of varicella-zoster virus.

Drew WL. Controversies in viral diagnosis. Rev Infect Dis. 1986 Sep-Oct; 8(5):814-824 (review). PubMed 3024292

Drew WL. Diagnostic virology. Clin Lab Med. 1987 Dec; 7(4):721-740 (review). PubMed 3319366
Smith TF. Rapid methods for the diagnosis of viral infections. Lab Med. 1987; 18:16-20.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, skin lesion). Indicate a specific test number on the request form.

Plain glass slide, no fixative.

Submit two thinly made air-dried slides. Do not use spray fixative.

Refrigerate or maintain specimen at room temperature.