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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Zika Virus


Zika virus serology profile: Zika virus IgG and Zika virus IgM
Zika virus PCR - Urine
Zika virus PCR - Serum

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection Protocols

Zika virus PCR requires 2 to 3 mL of serum (A dedicated sample) and 50 mL of urine. Zika virus serology requires a serum aliquot.

Patient Specimen

Blood for PCR: Collect 2x 7mL dedicated SST tubes. (No anti-coagulant).

Sample Delivery to Lab

Serum and urine chilled.

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Referred Out

Arbovirus Identification Laboratory, ESR Wallaceville, Wellington.