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Test Code LAB11304 Varicella Zoster IgG Antibody

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

VAR

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Transport

Serum refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 14 days

Minimum Testing Volume

0.5 mL

Reference Range

<135 Units = Negative: No antibody detected

135-165 = Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful

>165 = Positive: IgG antibody to Varicella detected which may indicate current or previous exposure/immunization to Varicella

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Reported

4 Days

CPT Codes

86787

Unacceptable Conditions

Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.