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Test ID VZGM Varicella-Zoster Antibody, IgM and IgG (Separate Determinations), Serum

Useful For

Laboratory diagnosis of acute/recent infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV)

 

Determination of immune status of individuals to the VZV

 

Documentation of previous infection with VZV in an individual without a previous record of immunization to VZV

Method Name

VZM: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

VZPG: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

Reporting Name

Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Test Request Form-General (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

IgM

Negative (reported as negative or positive)

 

IgG

Vaccinated: positive (≥1.1 AI)

Unvaccinated: negative (≤0.8 AI)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86787-Varicella IgG

86787-Varicella IgM

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VZGM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80964 Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3
VZG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG, S 15410-4
DEXG4 Varicella IgG Antibody Index 5403-1

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VZM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S Yes Yes
VZPG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG, S Yes Yes