ZIKA VIRUS INFORMATION

Zika Virus information and testing recommendations are available
from the CDC and TN Dept. of Health (TDH).

PLEASE NOTE: CURRENT PROTOCOLS REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM TN DEPT OF HEALTH FOR ZIKA TESTING. SAMPLES SUBMITTED WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM TDH AND COMPLETED ZIKA DOCUMENTS CANNOT BE TESTED.

Health Department Officials will review and complete a ZIKA DECISION TREE DOCUMENT with you before approving lab testing. Please be sure you have all relevant patient information available when you call for approval.

CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLE ZIKA DECISION TREE DOCUMENT (Revised 07/27/2016)

For Davidson County, TDH Approval is managed through Metro Nashvile Health Department:
Linda Nwanso, CDI
Infectious Disease Investigator
2500 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37209
615-340-8635 Office
615-340-8914 Fax
linda.nwanso@nashville.gov

For surrounding Middle Tennesse counites, TDH approval contact is:
Donald K Perry, MPA| Regional Epidemiologist
Mid Cumberland Region, Tennessee Department of Health
710 Hart Lane, Nashville TN 37243
p. 615-650-7056 f. 615-262-6139
donald.perry@tn.gov


Once approval for testing is obtained, please complete the 2 forms indicated below - and submit with serum (red top) or plasma (purple top) blood specimen:


1. CLICK HERE FOR TDH LAB REQUEST FORM
2. Complete a VUMC Lab Requisition appropriate for your unit/clinic.

ZIKA related web pages are updated daily - please check the links often
to receive the latest information:

CLICK HERE for CDC Zika Virus Information

CLICK HERE for TDH Zika Virus Information


For Assistance from VUMC Labs - Please Contact Lab Client Services:
On Campus: 5-LABS Local: 615-875-5227 VPLS: 1-800-551-5227, x1