VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS IgG ANTIBODY

Mnemonic

VZG

Synonym

VZV Antibody

Guidelines

In urban populations of the United States, an estimated 95% of the adult population have antibody indicating previous exposure and immunity.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow blood to clot, centrifuge, remove serum immediately and pour into a plastic tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma or heat-inactivated, icteric, or contaminated serum

Stability

Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen -20°C: for longer storage

Testing Information

Performed

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Method

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative: No VZV IgG Detected. If early primary infection is suspected, repeat testing in 1-2 weeks Equivocal: Results have been confirmed by repeat analysis. A follow-up sample should be collected within 7-14 days. Positive: Presence of detectable VZV antibodies. Patients positive for Varicella-Zoster virus IgG antibody are presumed immune to primary infection.

CPT Codes

86787

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:34 AM