Zika Virus Testing Available at Department of Surgery Transplant Laboratories

The Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery Transplant Laboratories are now offering Zika virus testing. Available tests, with results that are reportable in TeLOS, are:

1. Zika virus PCR (qualitative) – plasma (lavender top tube); the test is also “approved” for urine and serum

2. Zika serology (IgG & IgM) – serum (red top, tiger top)

Testing is available for deceased and living donor screenings, recipient screenings and any other patient populations.

For additional information or to order tests, contact Phillip Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Transplant Laboratories, at 305-243-1093.

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