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Test Code VZVG Varicella-Zoster Antibody Screen, Qualitative, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of serum refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Serum

Refrigerated, spun

7 days

 

Reference Values

Negative (No IgG antibodies specific to VZV detected. Patient is presumed not to have had a previous exposure to VZV through infection or vaccination.)

Equivocal (Equivocal results. Obtain an additional specimen for re-testing.)

Positive (IgG antibody to VZV detected. This may indicate that the patient was exposed to VZV through infection or vaccination.)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

CPT Coding

86787

Secondary ID

HHA1526

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Varicella-Zoster Antibody Screen, Qualitative, Serum

19162-7