2-8 C (ice packs) or frozen
Serum, plasma and processed urine samples must be tested within 72 hours, or stored frozen until tested
Plasma (EDTA, ACD-A, sodium citrate, PPT), Urine transferred to an Aptima Urine transport tube which contain urine transport media, and mixed within 72 hours.
Negative or Positive
Serum or plasma tube, urine transport tube
TMA-transcription mediated amplification intended for the qualitative detection of RNA
Zika virus RNA is generally detectable in serum during the acute phase of infection (approximately 14 days following onset). Positive results are indicative of current infection. Negative results do not preclude Zika infection and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Negatives must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information.
Anti-Zika Zika PCR Zika RNA
For additional information on Zika, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/hc-providers/index.html