Zika virus infection is often asymptomatic but when symptomatic the infection usually presents as an influenza -like syndrome, often mistaken with other arboviral infections like dengue or chikungunya.
Zika infection may cause a rash that could be confused with measles, rubella or dengue.
Anti-Zika IgG and IgM are suitable for the serodiagnosis of acute and past Zika infections
Microbiology - Serology
Clinical history required that includes, date of symptom onset, description of symptoms, travel history country/countries visited together with dates and duration of stay, trimester of pregnancy.
Asymptomatic patients require GP consultation with a microbiologist or other medical specialist prior to collection of samples. Full travel history including dates of travel are also required.
Asymptomatic male or non-pregnant females require patient payment.
Asymptomatic pregnant patients will not have a patient charge
Serum samples ideally acute serum taken within 5 days and convalescent serum 2-3 weeks later .
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Preferred aliquot, serum 5 mL
$127.75 (Exclusive of GST)