Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG
0050167
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
VZE
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun - Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
CSF (refer to Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF, ARUP test code 0054444). Body fluids, plasma, urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, lipemic, or severely icteric specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Effective August 20, 2012

134 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable varicella-zoster IgG antibody.
135-165 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
166 IV or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to varicella-zoster detected, which may indicate a current or past varicella-zoster infection.
Interpretive Data
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86787
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050167Varicella-Zoster Virus Ab, IgG
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Cross References
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpes Zoster Antibodies
  • IgG, Serum
  • Varicella-Zoster Antibody
  • Varicella-Zoster Antibody Screen
  • Varicella-zoster IgG
  • Varicella-Zoster Immune Status
  • VZ AB IgG
  • VZ Ab, IgG
  • VZV
  • VZV Antibody, IgG