Keep specimen at 4C
Amniotic fluid sampling should be done after 21-23 weeks gestation for best sensitivity. If an extended delay in transport of specimens is anticipated, rapidly freeze the specimens to at least -60°C and transport to the laboratory on dry ice. Please consult the laboratory if necessary.
Amplification and detection of VZV DNA glycoprotein B ORF 62 gene using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
If positive, results are reported as varicella-zoster virus DNA detected.
Negative or no varicella-zoster virus DNA detected
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