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Test Code VZGM Varicella-Zoster Antibody, IgM and IgG (Separate Determinations), Serum

Reporting Name

Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG, S

Useful For

Laboratory diagnosis of acute and recent infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV)

 

Determination of immune status of individuals to the VZV

 

Documentation of previous infection with VZV in an individual without a previous record of immunization to VZV

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VZM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S Yes Yes
VZPG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG, S Yes Yes

Method Name

VZM: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

VZPG: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Heat-inactivated specimen

Reference Values

IgM

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

 

IgG

Vaccinated: positive (≥1.1 AI)

Unvaccinated: negative (≤0.8 AI)

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86787-Varicella IgG

86787-Varicella IgM

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VZGM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80964 Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3
VZG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG, S 15410-4
DEXG4 Varicella IgG Antibody Index 5403-1