VARICELLA ZOSTER IMMUNE STATUS (088-0070)
Synonyms: Varicella Immune Status, VZV Immune Status, VZV IgG, Chicken pox antibody
CPT 4 Code: 86403
Test Order Mnemonic: VZVG
Applies to: Detection of antibody to varicella zoster virus to determine immune status
Request Form: Microbiology/Serology
Collection: Routine venipuncture, SST (serum separator) tube
Storage Instructions: Centrifuge and store at 2-8░C.
Causes for Rejection: Microbial contamination
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at Sample Management, Room 5.136 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1-2 days. Test is performed Monday through Friday.
Special Instructions: This test is used to determine immunity and not acute infection. Previously positive patients require no further testing. If the patient has no detectable antibody, it is recommended to wait two weeks before testing again. Tests on samples collected less than two weeks from the initial negative results will be cancelled unless approved by a Microbiology Director or designee.
Volume: 2 ml serum
Container: SST (gel separator)
Test Method: Automated EIA (BioPlex 2200)
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux