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Test Code VARZM / VARM-MC VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS (VZV) ANTIBODIES, IgM, SERUM

Performing Laboratory

Michigan Co-Tenancy Laboratory at Warde Medical Laboratory (MCL)

Useful For

The diagnosis of acute-phase infection with VZV

Method Name

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reference Values

< 0.9 Index: Negative

0.91 – 1.09 Index: Equivocal

> 1.10 Index: Positive

Days and Times Test Performed

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Report Available

4 Days

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

SST Tube (Preferred)

Red Top Tube (Acceptable)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 1 mL

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.5 mL

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send refrigerated in a screw-capped vial.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 2 Months

Refrigerated: 48 Hours

Room Temp: 8 Hours

Add On Capable

Contact Reference Lab – If add-on can never be done, report the test to the Administrative Analyst

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

86787 Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody  

LOINC Code Information

80848-1

Performing Laboratory Location

Michigan Co-Tenancy Laboratory at Warde Medical Laboratory (MCL)