|Also Known as (Alias)||Zika Virus by Nucleic Acid Testing; Zika Virus RNA|
|Indications||Blood Donor Screening, Living Donor Screening such as organ and tissue donation. Assay is not suitable for post-mortem samples. Assay is not intended for diagnostic use.|
|Method||Roche cobas® Nucleic acid test for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems
Real Time PCR, Qualitative
|Test Information||The cobas® Zika test for use on the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems is a qualitative in vitro nucleic acid screening test for the direct detection of Zika virus RNA in human plasma.|
|Sample Requirements||EDTA (Whole Blood) or Becton-Dickinson Plasma Preparation Tube|
|Requested Volume||6 ml|
|Minimum Volume or Pediatric volume||1 mL|
|Sample Information||Dedicated EDTA tube. When a full 6 mL tube is submitted, may be combined with a request for Babesia-NAT and/or WNV-NAT|
|Shipping Information||Samples collected in a plain EDTA tube are acceptable for 5 days at a combination of room temperature (up to 72 hours at ≤ 25°C) and at 2-8°C.
Acceptability is extended to a total of 7 days if sample is collected in a Becton-Dickinson Plasma Preparation Tube (PPT), and the PPT is centrifuged according to Becton-Dickenson centrifugation instructions prior to shipment of the sample.
|Requisition Form||Donor Testing RFT|
|Test Schedule||7 days per week|
|Turn around Time (analytic time)||12 PM following day; STAT testing available for organ transplant testing|
|Report/ Results||Negative, Positive, Unresolved|