Version 2.73

100692-3Varicella zoster virus DNA [Log #/volume] (viral load) in Cerebral spinal fluid by NAA with probe detectionActive

Part Description

LP14853-3   Varicella zoster virus
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a double-stranded alphaherpesvirus that causes seasonal outbreaks of chickenpox and shingles in non-immunized populations. VZV is highly infectious and is transmitted by contact with the ruptured fluid filled blisters and respiratory secretions of infected individuals. Immunity post infection is usually lifelong though the latent virus inhabits the sensory nerve ganglia where it can reactivate causing shingles when immunity declines with aging.[http://jvi.asm.org/content/88/24/13936.full] In the over fifty strains of VZV that have been sequenced it has been found that a single nucleotide polymorphism occurs about every 100 bases. The patterns of polymorphisms in VZV correlate with different geographical regions of infection and is the basis for the classification of viral clades.[https://grose.lab.uiowa.edu/vzv-genomes-and-evolution] Breuer proposed the nomenclature for the VZV clades as 1-5 with the suspected clades VI and VII to be confirmed later. The geographical regions associated with the seven clades are as follows:
Clades 1 and 3-represent the dominant clades of the circulating VZV in Europe and the Americas
Clades 4 and 5-found in Africa
Clade VI found in France, Italy
Clade VII exclusively isolated in the US
Clade 2-Asia from Korea, Japan, China not found in India, Nepal and Bangladesh where clades 4 and 5 were dominant
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5054591/ Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Varicella zoster virus DNA

Additional Names

Short Name
VZV DNA CSF NAA+probe-Log#
Display Name
VZV DNA NAA+probe (CSF) [Log #/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Varicella zoster virus (VZV; Chickenpox), Spinal fluid

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.73
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Groups

LG32750-8 Varicella zoster virus

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
水痘带状疱疹病毒 DNA:对数型数量或计数浓度:时间点:脑脊液:定量型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
varicella-zostervirus DNA:logaritmisch aantal/volume:moment:liquor cerebrospinalis:kwantitatief:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Virus varicelle-zona ADN:Concentration logarithmique:Temps ponctuel:LCR:Quantitatif:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Virus varicelle-zona , ADN:Concentration logarithmique:Temps ponctuel:LCR:Quantitatif:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Varicella zoster, virus DNA:LnCnc:Pt:LCS:Qn:Sonda.amp.tar
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Varicella zoster вирус ДНК:ЛогЧислКонц:ТчкВрм:ЦСЖ:Колич:Проба.усил.миш
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Virus Varicella zoster ADN:Logaritmo de concentración:Punto temporal:Líquido Cefalorraquideo:Qn:Sonda con amplificación dirigida
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Varicella zoster virüsü DNA:LnKons:Zmlı:BOS:Kant:Prob.amf.hdf

Example Units

Unit Source
{Log_copies}/mL Example UCUM Units

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