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Varicella zoster virus, IgM, CSF

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code VZMC
Test group Vericella
Performed by ARUP
Sendout? Yes
Method ELISA
Container type CSF or other sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 0.5 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 0.5 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.3 mL CSF
UCSF Rejection Criteria Non-CSF specimens
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze sample. Transport to CB frozen. Order ARUP test code 0054445
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Non-CSF specimens
Units ISR
Normal range < 0.91 ISR
Synonyms VZV IgM; VZV Meningitis; VZV encephalitis, Varicella meinigitis, Varicella encephalitis
Stability Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 year
Turn around times 1- 3 days
Additional information The detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.
CPT coding 86787-90
LOINC code 31695-0
Last Updated 11/29/2016 11:19:21 AM
Entry Number 1648
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