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Varicella/Zoster Antibody, IgG (8000100082)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1mL of serum


 Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within two hours of collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Insufficient quantity, gross hemolysis, lipemia.  Specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection or collector information on the order.

Reference Range:

Positive - antibodies to varicella zoster virus. Negative- no detectable antibodies to VZV

Turnaround Time:

Test is performed daily, Sunday through Friday


Multiplex bead immunoassay


Clinical Microbiology


VZV antibody, IgG, Varicella antibody, IgG; VZV Immune status; VZVG

Clinical Indication:

Screen for antibodies to Varicella  zoster virus.  To assess immunity against VZV infection.

Patient Preparation :

Rountine venipuncture

CPT 4 Code:



Previously positive patients require no further testing.


When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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