Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA

Qualitative and/or quantitative detection of varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA
Lab Test name Contact Comments
UZA Mol. Diagn. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA D. Ursi, K. Bergs, M. Michiels, V. Matheeussen
Sample type:
- cerebrospinal fluid
- ocular fluids or swabs
(at least 250 µl).

Frequency: 2 times a week

Test type: in house real-time PCR
UZ Brussel - Microbiology Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. Denis Piérard, Oriane Soetens
SAMPLE TYPE:
-CSF (min. 0.125 ml)
FREQUENCY: 2 to 3x/week
TEST TYPE: commercial real-time PCR (HSV1 HSV2 VZV r-gene kit, Argene)
Version date: 26/09/2017
Accredited:
OLVZ Aalst Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Anne Vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Skin lesion swab
Eye swab
Urogenital swab
CSF (500 µl)
Respiratory sample (500 µl)

Frequency: Daily (except weekend)
Test type: In house real time PCR
Version date: 29/09/2017
Accredited:
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. Els Oris, Katrien Vandebroek
Sample type:
CSF
respiratory specimens and swabs

Frequency:
daily: CSF
2x/week: respiratory specimens and swabs

Test type:
QIAsymphony extraction
HSV/VZV real-time PCR (R-gene)
CHU UCL NAMUR Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA pierre.bogaerts@uclouvain.be
Sample type:
-Skin lesion swab, ...
-CSF (200 µl)
-Biopsy
Test performed on Tuesday and Friday
In house real-time PCR
AZ St-Lucas Gent Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. A.M. van den Abeele/Elke Vanlaere
Sample type: CSF, BAL

Frequency: daily

Test type: HSV1/HSV2/VZV R-gene kit (Argene), Quantitative PCR
UZ Leuven MolPLUZ Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Marc Van Ranst, Katrien Lagrou
Sample type:
- CSV
- BAL or upper respiratory tract swab
- swab (ocular / skin)
- ocular fluid
- biopsy

Minimal sample volume: 250 µl
Frequency: 2-5 times a week
Test type: In-house realtime PCR
Imelda-Bonheiden Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. Johan Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample type:
-BAL
-Respiratory specimens
-Swabs
Frequency: Daily (Ocular fluid), 2x/week (BAL/eSwabs)
Test type: Real-time PCR (Artus HSV-1/2 RG PCR Kit (Qiagen))

Sample type:
-CSV
Frequency: Daily
Test type: Meningitis-Encephalitis Panel (FilmArray, BioMerieux)
GZA St-Augustinus Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Philippe Van Lint
performed on CSF (min 350µl) and swabs (eSwab, COPAN)

in-house, qualitative real-time PCR

frequency: daily (Monday-Friday)
Accredited:
CHU Saint-Pierre Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Reynders Marijke, Maaroufi Younes, Scheen Robert
Staaltypes: CSV, cutane wissers, oogvochten, punctievocht uit blaasjes.


Minimum staalvolume: 250 microliter

Kwalitatieve in house real-time PCR
ZNA Middelheim Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Walter Verstrepen
Sample type:
- cerebrospinal fluid
- ocular fluids or swabs
(at least 250 µl).

Frequency: every working day
Test type: in house real-time PCR
Labo Cliniques Sud Luxembourg Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Nicolas Hougardy
SAMPLE TYPE:
- CSF (min 200µl)
- Swabs
FREQUENCY: 1x/week
TEST TYPE: in-house, real time PCR (DNA Polymerase detection), LightCycler 2.0 (Roche)
ARTICLE: "Weidmann JCM 41, 4, 1565-1568"
Jessa Hospital Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA dr Cartuyvels, Raymaekers Marijke
SAMPLE TYPE:
-CSF
-ocular fluids or swabs
FREQUENCY: from Monday till Friday
TEST TYPE: in-house real time PCR
Accredited:
LMMI Tilburg (NL) Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr John WA Rossen
Organisme: VZV
Bepaling: DNA amplificatie
Methode: Real-time PCR (Taqman)
Soort bepaling: Kwalitatief
Typering: Nee
Frequentie: Dagelijks maandag t/m zaterdag
Status: Routine
Commercieel: Nee
Externe QC: QCMD
Materiaal: liquor, swab, blaasjesvocht.
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. M. Reynders / P. Descheemaeker
Sample:
CSV, BAL, swabs in UTM, EDTA-plasma (min 550 µl)
method:
In house real time PCR
frequency:
2x/week (Tuesday, Friday)
Version date: 17/11/2017
Accredited:
Imelda-Bonheiden Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. Johan Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample type: CSF
Frequency: Daily
Test type: Meningitis-Encephalitis Panel (FilmArray, BioMerieux)
Imelda-Bonheiden Varicella zoster virus (VZV) DNA Dr. Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample type: eSwab
Frequency: Daily
Test type: Xpert vanA/vanB (GeneXpert, Cepheid)