Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:VZVIGG  
Epic Code:LAB6374Epic Name:Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) IGG
Synonyms:Chickenpox Titer; Herpes Zoster Titer; VZV Antibody Titer; Shingles; VZVIGG
Methodology:Multiplex flow immunoassay
CPT Code:86787
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

0.8 AI or less

Equivocal

0.9-1.0 AI

Positive

Greater than 1.0 AI

The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.

Antibody index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical condition or disease state.

 

Use:Determine immune status to varicella zoster virus.


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