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Varicella-zoster Antibody, IgG
|In House Availability||Tuesday, Friday (day shift)|
|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|
|Preferred volume||0.5 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.2 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze sample at -20 C|
|Normal range||Non-immune: Negative|
|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.
|Last Updated||9/18/2012 2:31:55 PM|