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Epic Test Name VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS IGG SERUM
Components Varicella Zoster IgG serum
Synonyms VZ, Varicella zoster virus, VZV
Description Provide evidence of vaccination or past infection with varicella-zoster virus.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Serum or plain red collection tube
Specimen Type Blood or Serum
Preferred Collection Volume 0.5 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 0.2 ml
Collection Instructions Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Specimen Handling Serum refrigerated - 48 hours
Serum frozen - 14 days
Rejection Criteria Grossly Hemolyzed, Lipemic, or Icteric Samples
Methodology Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 86787
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time2-3 days
Performed Monday - Friday
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016


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