Varicella Zoster Virus Culture
Chicken Pox, Shingles, VZV
This test is not orderable. Please refer to Varicella Zoster Virus by PCR listing "Varicella Zoster Virus" as the suspect agent. Please contact the Microbiology Laboratory with any questions.
Room temperature (25o C): 6
Refrigerator temperature (2-8o C): 3 days
DO NOT FREEZE SPECIMENS AT -20o C. Freezing
VZV at -20o C for 24 hours causes a 99% reduction in viral titer
compared with a 10-30% reduction when specimens are frozen at -70oC
Microbiology Laboratory – RO
Microbiology Laboratory – TR
Microbiology Laboratory – GP
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