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Test Code VZ IGM Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody (IgM)

Clinical System Name

Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody (IgM)

Synonyms

Varicella Antibody, IgM
Varicella zoster Antibody, IgM
VZV Antibody, IgM
VZV IgM

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.4 mL

 

Note: Send to Lab ASAP.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Gross hemolysis or lipemia or grossly icteric

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Spin blood, transfer 0.2 - 1.0 mL serum to a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label. Refrigerate in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin, aliquot and refrigerate serum. Transport at ambient temperature.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp 4 d
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; performed T - Sa 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc

Department

Department:  

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

VZV Ab IgM, EIA ISR
Negative 0.00 - 0.90
Equivocal 0.91 - 1.09
Positive ≥ 1.10

 

Methodology

Method: None Enzyme Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86787

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Varicella zoster Virus Antibody (IgM)
Reference Test Number: 8683
Instructions: Send out with Quest courier M-F.Testing sent to Focus Diagnostics via Quest Diagnostics.