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Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody, IgM, Serum

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Test Description
Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody, IgM, Serum
Synonym(s)
Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM
Test ID
VZM
General Information
Useful for:
Diagnosing acute-phase infection with varicella-zoster virus
Specimen Type
Serum
Specimen Requirements
SST
Stability
Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
Frozen 14 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Other Heat-inactivated specimen
Methodology
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Estimated TAT
1-3 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Friday
CPT Code(s)
86787
Minimum Sample Volume
0.2 mL
Reference Range
Negative
Reference values apply to all ages
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
43588-3