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Varicella zoster virus Antibody, IgG serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code VZI
Test group Varicella-zoster
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday, Wednesday and Friday (day shift)
Method Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Collection Instructions Contact the laboratory (415-353-1712) if results are needed urgently to determine VZIG therapy of immunocompromised or pregnant patients.
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric samples
Processing notes Freeze sample at -20 C
Normal range Non-immune: Negative
Synonyms VZ; VZV
Turn around times 1-4 days
Additional information Results are reported as 'Positive', 'Negative', or Equivocal'. Equivocal results may represent low-titer antibody; testing may be repeated, if clinically indicated.

Note: Treatment with Zoster immune globulin will result in a positive test result that will not reflect the patient's own immune reaction.

See also entries for Viral Culture and Viral Serology.
CPT coding 86787
LOINC code 15410-4
Last Updated 8/15/2017 12:29:52 PM
Entry Number 976
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