VARICELLA ZOSTER IgM ANTIBODY

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

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 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
Enzyme-linked Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
<=0.9 Index   Negative  
0.91-1.09 Index   Equivocal  
>=1.10 Index   Positive  

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeVARM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86787
LOINC Codes
8048-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory