Zika virus real-time RT-PCR

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Zika virus real-time RT-PCR
Organisms Zika virus
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required yes
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
How results reported Zika virus detected or not detected
Referral link Form


Specimen requirements

Serum (~3 mL) collected within 7 days of illness onset

Urine (~50 mL) collected within 15 days of illness onset

For clinical advice contact:

Anja Werno: 027 687 2306
Chris Hewison: 027 405 2083
Jill Sherwood: 027 886 1802

For specific lab testing and virology advice contact:

Phone: 04 529 0606

For general lab testing enquiries contact:

Phone: 04 529 0621