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Test Code VARZG VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS (VZV) ANTIBODIES, IgG, SERUM

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Providing qualitative detection of IgG antibodies to Varicella virus

Clinical Significance

The presence of demonstrable IgG generally indicates immunity acquired naturally or via immunization.

Method Name

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reference Values

Negative: Negative for Varicella IgG antibodies, presumed non-immune to VZV infection

Equivocal: Equivocal for Varicella IgG antibodies, suggest retesting in 10 – 14 days if clinically indicated

Positive: Positive for Varicella IgG antibodies, presumed immune to VZV infection

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Report Available

1 Day

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.5 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 3 Months

Refrigerated: 5 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Note: Freeze at -20 C for long term storage

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

86787 Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Red Top Tube

LOINC Code Information

15410-4

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories