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Zika virus PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric) blood, purple top (blood) Plain container (urine),


Turnaround Time: 3-5 working days

Detection of zika virus RNA in clinical samples for diagnosis of infection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: PHE Porton