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Test Code E VZ IS Varicella Zoster Immune Status Employee

Clinical System Name

Varicella Zoster Immune Status Employee

Synonyms

Chicken Pox

Varicella IgG

 

Description

Determination of immune status of Varicella Zoster (chicken pox) for employees.  Patients should use VZ IS.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Purple EDTA or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 1 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.75 mL

 

Note: Avoid hemolysis

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8 C

Storage location: CPA Fridge; FrigF rack.

Enter employee number when prompted by Cerner. Spin sample and transfer serum to plastic aliquot tube labeled with large Cerner label. May be collected and stored with E MEAS ISE MUMP IS and  E RUB IS.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood, separate, and send refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
separated serum Room temp  
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen 1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Th 1-7 d

Contact the Chemistry Lab for requests outside the stated availability 206-987-2565.

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

Reactive Presumed immune
Equivocal  
Non-reactive (negative) Presumed to have no immunity

 

Methodology

Method: Immunoassay on Bioplex 2200

Analytical Volume: 0.4 mL

Limitations: