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
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

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)


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 quantitative 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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