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CULTURE, VARICELLA ZOSTER RAPID METHOD

Test Name  CULTURE, VARICELLA ZOSTER RAPID METHOD 
Mnemonic  VZC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87254 
Department  Send-Out 
Container  V-C-M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT 
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Handling  VESICLE/LESION SWABS IN QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SUPPLIED V-C-M MEDIUM (GREEN-CAP) TUBE OR EQUIVALENT. NOTE: USE DACRON OR RAYON-TIPPED PLASTIC OR METAL SHAFT SWABS FOR SPECIMEN COLLECTION. FOR ALL BODY FLUIDS ADD AN EQUAL VOLUME OF SPECIMEN TO TRANSPORT MEDIUM (V-C-M OR ANY OTHER)., 0.3 ML, REFRIGERATED (COLD PACKS) 
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Reject Criteria   
Component  VARICELLA ZOSTER CULTURE 
Methodology  CENTRIFUGATION ENHANCED CULTURE WITH IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  INCLUDE SPECIMEN SOURCE 
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Note  Set-Up: MON-SUN 
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Referred Lab  Quest 
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