Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody (IgG) : 4439

Test Code
VZVGB xor 4439

Alias/See Also
Varicella IgG Antibodies, VZV IgG, Shingles, Herpes Zoster IgG Ab, Chicken Pox, VZV Antibody IgG

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube (SST) or a plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport; if a plain red top tube, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL serum (Min. 0.5 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis, Grossly lipemic


Setup Schedule
Monday - Saturday

Report Available
1-4 days

Reference Range
Index Interpretation
<135.00 Negative - Antibody not detected
135.00-164.99 Equivocal
≥165.00 Positive - Antibody detected
A positive result indicates that the patient has antibody to VZV but does not differentiate between an active or past infection.

Clinical Significance
Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody (IgG) - Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) causes chicken pox and when reactivated, potentially decades later, causes shingles. Twenty percent of adults will develop shingles, a rash or blister of the skin that may cause severe pain. Varicella-Zoster IgG, Immunoassay reliably measures immunity due to previous infection, but is unsuitable for detection of post-vaccination immune status.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

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