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:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
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) (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:
Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG
Less than 135.0 Index Negative; suggests no immunologic exposure
135.0-165.0 Index Equivocal; please recollect 
165.0 Index or greater Positive; suggests previous exposure or immunization
and probable immunity
Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.
Use:Determine immune status to varicella zoster virus.


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