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Laboratory Testing For Zika Virus

Laboratory Testing for Suspected Zika Virus for Suffolk County Residents

 

To: Health Care Providers (HCP):

What Is Necessary for Laboratory* Testing for Suspected Zika cases? Patient should take to the lab:

 

1.      Lab Requisition or Prescription from HCP for Lab requesting:

Serum: Collect 6 mL whole blood, centrifuge, remove serum for a minimum of 3 mL

Urine: Collect a minimum of 3 mL of urine (no more than 20mL)

 

2.       “NYSDOH Authorization for Zika Virus Testing” ticket generated by Suffolk County (SCDHS) Disease Control Clinical Staff - form will be issued via email to patient or fax to lab, or HCP if needed. Contact: Business Hours: 631-854-0333 and After Hours: 631-852-4820.

 

3.      NYSDOH Infectious Disease Requisition (IDR) form**DOH-4463 (page 1 only) Completed by HCP:  Patient Demographics, Submitter, Specimen Info, Clinical History. In Lab Exam Request section, specify Zika as agent, check “serology”, and add PCR to “Other”.

 

*Suggested Laboratory Sites:

Select Hospitals, Northwell Outpatient Designated Zika Sites if insurance is accepted.

 

**Wadsworth’s Infectious Diseases Requisition (IDR) form, which is available at:

http://www.wadsworth.org/sites/default/files/WebDoc/1065760803/infectious_diseases_requisition_DOH_4463.pdf

 

Guidance including categories of persons for whom testing is available at Wadsworth Center:

NYSDOH HEALTH ADVISORY: ZIKA VIRUS TESTING PROCESS, February 9, 2016:

http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/zika_virus/docs/2016-02-09_health_advisory.pdf

and

NYSDOH HEALTH ADVISORY; EXPANSION OF ZIKA VIRUS TESTING TO PREGANT WOMEN WHO HAD UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A PARTNER WHO TRAVELED TO AN AREA WITH ACTIVE MOSQUITO-BORNE TRANSMISSION OF ZIKA VIRUS, March 10, 2016:

https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/ctrldocs/alrtview/postings/Notification_20016.pdf

 

Providers may consult NYSDOH staff regarding interpretation of results at 1-888-364-4723 weekdays between 9 and 6 PM.  SCDHS Staff can be reached at 631-854-0333, After Hours 631-852-4820.