Trioplex Real-Time RT-PCR (Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue)
Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MZZ0546A
|Synonym(s):||Zika Real-Time RT-PCR, Chikungunya Real-Time RT-PCR, Dengue Real-Time RT-PCR|
|Test Description||Testing of specimens to detect the presence of chikungunya, dengue, and/or Zika RNA in patients who meet epidemiological criteria for testing|
|Pre-Approval Needed||Contact your local or state epidemiologist if chikungunya, dengue or Zika virus are suspected. Contact information can be found at the following link https://www.dshs.texas.gov/idps-investigation-forms/disease-reporting-contacts.|
|Supplemental Information Required||
|Supplemental Form(s)||Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika testing and Supplemental Information Form.|
|Performed on Specimens from (sources)||Human|
|Sample/Specimen Type for Testing||• Separated serum (aliquot)
• Whole blood w/EDTA
• Urine (aliquot, please do not send urine cups) and amniotic fluid are also acceptable for Zika Testing ONLY.
NOTE: Serum is the preferred diagnostic specimen. Whole blood (EDTA), CSF, urine and amniotic fluid may only be tested alongside a patient-matched serum specimen.
|Minimum Volume/Size Required||3-5 mL|
|Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping||
|Transport Medium||EDTA for whole blood|
|Specimen Labeling||• Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number).
• Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
|Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements||
|Common Causes for Rejection||
|Additional Information||Visit www.texaszika.org/labs.htm for more information.|