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4266 Varicella Zoster IgG Antibody

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
<0.9 Index values=Negative for anti-VZV IgG antibody, presumed non-immune to VZV infection;
0.9-1.1 Index values=Equivocal, recommend re-testing in 2 weeks if indicated
>1.1 Index values; Positive for anti-VZV IgG antibody, presumed immune to VZV infection.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Serological determination of past, recent or current infection. Assessment of immune status to VZV in pregnant women and neonates. Aid in the diagnosis of disease caused by varicella-zoster virus Used to screen patients for exposure to chicken pox (varicella) or shingles (zoster).

CPT Codes

86787

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