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Zika virus serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, 4ml EDTA and urine as per national guidance. 

Symptomatic patients only with history of travel to affected area, state dates of travel and return and areas visited


Turnaround Time:

5-7 working days

Serological diagnosis of zika virus infection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Porton