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Zika Virus Real-time RT-PCR


Zika Virus Real-time RT-PCR test is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from Zika virus in human plasma, serum or urine (collected alongside a patient matched serum or plasma specimen). Specimens are collected from individuals meeting Zika virus clinical criteria (e.g., clinical signs and symptoms associated with Zika virus infection) and/or Zika virus epidemiological criteria (e.g., history of residence in or travel to a geographic region with active Zika transmission at the time of travel, or other epidemiologic criteria for which Zika virus testing may be indicated). Health care providers are strongly encouraged to collect serum/plasma specimens alongside other specimen types to provide additional opportunities for diagnosing Zika virus infection in cases when PCR tests are negative.