Test Catalog

Test ID: RZIKU    
Zika Virus, PCR, Molecular Detection, Random, Urine

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit by Altona Diagnostics is a TaqMan assay employing a reverse transcriptase (RT) reaction to convert RNA to complementary DNA (cDNA), followed by PCR amplification of specific target sequences and detection by target specific probes. Probes specific for Zika RNA are labelled with the fluorophore FAM. The kit also contains an internal control that is labeled with the fluorophore JOE. The internal control is added to the nucleic acid extraction procedure and undergoes reverse transcription and amplification in parallel to Zika virus specific RNA that may be present in patient specimens. The different dye labeled probes allows detection of Zika virus and the internal control simultaneously in corresponding detector channels of the LC 480 instrument. The test can be completed within 120 minutes following RNA extraction and is completed in a closed system.(Package insert: RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit US available at www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/EmergencySituations/UCM501027.pdf)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Tuesday, Thursday; 7 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

5 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

8 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test