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Test ID FVZD Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following:


Swab or specimen in suitable viral transport media (VTM), VCM transport medium or equivalent. Vesicular lesion, fluid of lesion, swab of lesion, swab of fluid


Acceptable: Air dried smear, eye swab

Method Name

Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain


Reporting Name

Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

3 mL VTM, 1 swab in VTM or 1 slide

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated 72 hours

Reference Values

Not Detected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FVZD Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA 5882-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0558 VZV AG, DFA 5882-6