Centrifuge and aliquot the serum into a sterile container within 6 hours of collection
Label specimen as serum.
Order questions and answers concerning pregnancy, exposure, and display of symptoms are required
Is patient pregnant?
Has patient had Zika exposure?
Has patient been symptomatic?
Refrigerated (preferred): 7 days
Frozen: 7 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.
This assay is for in vitro diagnostic use under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) only
Negative Zika virus RT-PCR results do not preclude infection with Zika virus and should not be used as the sole basis for patient treatment or management decisions. All results should be interpreted by a trained professional in conjunction with review of the patient's exposure history and clinical signs and symptoms
False-negative results may arise from degradation of Zika virus RNA during incorrect shipping or storage, and specimen collection after the period that Zika virus RNA is typically found in the patient (7 days after onset of symptoms.)