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Test Code VZ IS Varicella Zoster Immune Status

Clinical System Name

Varicella Zoster Immune Status

Synonyms

Chicken Pox

Varicella IgG

Varicella Zoster Titer-1 Serum

VZ Antibody

 

Description

Determination of immune status to Varicella Zoster (chicken pox).

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

Off-site collection: Spin blood, transfer serum to a plastic aliquot container. Ship refrigerated.

Stability

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

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-F 1-3 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:

CPT Codes

86787