Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF
0054444
Ordering Recommendation
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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.
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
Note
CPT Code(s)
86787
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0054444VZV Antibody IgG CSF
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Cross References
  • CSF VZV
  • Herpes Zoster Antibodies CSF
  • Varicella-Zoster Antibody CSF
  • Varicella-zoster IgG CSF
  • VZ AB IgG CSF
  • VZ Ab, CSF