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Test ID FVZD Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following:


Vesicular Fluid or scraping collected in VCM Medium (green-cup) tube, equivalent or clean glass slide.


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