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Varicella-Zoster Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus DFA with Reflex to Varicella-Zoster Virus Culture and Herpes Simplex Virus Culture

CPT Code(s): 87290; 87274; 87273; if reflexed, add 87252 x2; 87254; 87253
Specimen Required: Patient Preparation:Collect vesicle specimen during first 3 days of rash.
Collect:Vesicle fluid or swab, tissue, or skin scrapings. Swab should be rolled in base of fresh vesicle to obtain cells.
Specimen Preparation:Immediately transfer specimen to viral transport media (RDL Supply #12884) and refrigerate (extremely temperature sensitive). Available online through eSupply using RDL Connectâ„¢ or contact RDL Client Services at (888) 431-7474.
Storage/Transport Temperature:Refrigerated.
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York DOH Approval Status: This test is New York DOH approved.
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