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Test ID VZM Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody, IgM, Serum

Useful For

Diagnosing acute-phase infection with varicella-zoster virus

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, Sunday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86787

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VZM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80964 Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.