Fact sheet for patients : understanding results from the Trioplex Real-Time RT-PCR Assay (Trioplex rRT-PCR)
Published Date:March 17, 2016
If you are pregnant, please ask your doctor for the Fact Sheet for Pregnant Women: Understanding Results from the Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay (Trioplex rRT-PCR).
You are being given this Fact Sheet because your blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or urine was tested for evidence of Zika virus infection. This testing is being done because you have symptoms of Zika virus infection and you live in or have traveled to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. The test being used on your specimen(s) is called the Trioplex Real-Time RT-PCR Assay (Trioplex rRT-PCR), which is a laboratory test designed to help detect Zika virus infection in humans. This test can also detect dengue virus and chikungunya virus, which are also spread by mosquito bites, and infections with these viruses are seen in many of the same places and share similar symptoms as Zika virus infections.
This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of using the Trioplex rRT-PCR. If possible, you may want to discuss with your health care provider the benefits and risks described in this Fact Sheet.
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