VARICELLA ZOSTER IgG ANTIBODY

Test Documentation
Components
(Synonyms: Herpes Zoster Antibody; Chicken Pox Antibody)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
<135 Units:   Negative: No antibody detected  
135-165   Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful  
>165   Positive: IgG antibody to Varicella detected which may indicate current or previous exposure/immunization to Varicella  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeVAR
CPT-4 Code (s)
86787
LOINC Codes
8047-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory