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


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)



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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).

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