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Test Code E VZ IS Varicella Zoster Immune Status Employee

Clinical System Name

Varicella Zoster Immune Status Employee


Chicken Pox

Varicella IgG



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.


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



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:  Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number: 206-987-2617



Reference Range

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



Method: Immunoassay on Bioplex 2200

Analytical Volume: 0.4 mL