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  Varicella by DFA Specimen Type:
  also known as DFA for Varicella, VZV DFA

Other


VIROLOGY

Specimen requirements: Slide Microscopic
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NEGATIVE
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: See special instructions below.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Monday through Saturday
Must be in by: Early A.M. for the day's testing.
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-105
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Direct Immunofluorescence
Special Instructions: Contact laboratory 619-543-5797 to obtain IFA slide. Physician makes slide.
  Results are Qualitative
SOFTLAB abbreviation: VZVFA
Secondary code: 4842
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A