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Zika virus IgM and IgG

Health testing


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Zika virus IgM and IgG


Zika virus (Family: Flaviviridae; Genus: Flavivirus)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

1 week

Sample requirements

Acute serum obtained at the first contact with the healthcare system (within 5 days of symptom onset) and convalescent serum (between 2-3 weeks after symptom onset)

Specimen requirements

>Serum (~1 mL)


Clinical details including travel history, symptoms and date of symptom onset must be provided for testing to be performed.

Pre-transport requirements

5 +/-3 for less than 24 hours

Transport requirements

Ambient temp within 24 hours

How results reported

Zika virus IgM and/or IgG antibodies detected or not detected

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