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Test ID: PNZIK    
Prenatal Zika Virus IgM Antibody Capture ELISA, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Ordering Guidance

This test is not intended for medical-legal use.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for Zika virus (ZIKV) on serum and urine to diagnose Zika virus infection. These are available as RZIKU / Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Random, Urine and RZIKS / Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Serum.

Additional Testing Requirements

Confirmatory testing of positive Zika virus IgM results may be required as determined by your local health department.

 

Due to similar clinical presentation and cross reactivity, testing for IgM-class antibodies to dengue virus, concurrently with Zika virus IgM testing, is recommended, order DENVP / Dengue Virus Antibody/Antigen Panel, Serum.

Necessary Information

Three answers are required for order entry questions. The only acceptable answers are Yes or No.

If ordering electronically, record at order entry.

If not ordering electronically, provide the answers to the following questions with the specimen:

1. Is the patient pregnant?

2. Has the patient traveled to or is a resident of a Zika endemic region?

3. Does the patient currently have or recently had Zika symptoms?

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Heat-inactivated specimen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumFrozen30 days