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Test ID VZIKU Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Random, Urine

Ordering Guidance

Due to similar clinical presentations, testing for RNA or IgM-class antibodies to dengue and chikungunya viruses, concurrently with Zika virus testing, is strongly recommended.

Additional Testing Requirements

The US Food and Drug Administration requires that urine specimens be tested in conjunction with a paired serum specimen; order VZIKS / Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Serum for the paired serum specimen.

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect random urine in a sterile container.

2. Label specimen as urine.

Useful For

Qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA in paired urine and serum from individuals meeting the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Zika virus clinical or epidemiologic criteria

Testing Algorithm

Due to US Food and Drug Administration requirements, urine specimens must be tested in conjunction with a paired serum specimen. See Additional Testing Requirements


The following algorithms are available:

-Assessment for Zika Virus Infection

-Mosquito-borne Disease Laboratory Testing

Method Name

Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Reporting Name

Zika Virus PCR, Urine

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VZIKU Zika Virus PCR, Urine 85623-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
619458 Zika Urine PCR Result 85623-7
619459 Zika Urine PCR Interpretation 69048-7