Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF
0054444
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
VZECSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun - Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.   
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Effective August 20, 2012

134 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected.
135-165 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
166 IV or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate a current or past varicella-zoster infection.  
Interpretive Data
The detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86787
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0054444VZV Antibody IgG CSF
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Aliases
  • CSF VZV
  • Herpes Zoster Antibodies CSF
  • Varicella-Zoster Antibody CSF
  • Varicella-zoster IgG CSF
  • VZ AB IgG CSF
  • VZ Ab, CSF