VARICELLA ZOSTER IgG AND IgM ANTIBODY

Test Documentation
Components
(Synonyms: Herpes Zoster antibody, Chicken Pox antibody)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.2 mL serum (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
See individual components

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
See individual components

Performed
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Turnaround TimeSee individual components
Test CodeVARGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86787 X 2
LOINC Codes
V. zoster IgG   8047-3  
V. zoster IgM   8048-1  

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Medical
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