VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS IgG ANTIBODY
In urban populations of the United States, an estimated 95% of the adult population have antibody indicating previous exposure and immunity.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one (SST) top tube
Allow blood to clot, centrifuge, remove serum immediately and pour into a plastic tube.
Plasma or heat-inactivated, icteric, or contaminated serum
Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen -20°C: for longer storage
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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.
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