4-7 ml; for infants a volume of 2-4 ml is acceptable
4 ml; for infants a volume of 2 ml is acceptable
Transport blood in a timely fashion (preferrably within 8 hours of collection) at room temperature to the Clinical Virology Laboratory.
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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