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Test Code VAR (VARI) VARICELLA IgG ANTIBODY

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Method

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference Range

Negative: Absence of detectable Varicella Zoster virus IgG antibodies. A negative result indicated no detectable antibody, but does not rule out acute infection.
Equivocal: Recommend collecting a second sample for testing in no less than one to two weeks.
Positive: Presence of detectable Varicella Zoster virus IgG antibodies.

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
SST Serum

Refrigerate

4 mL 0.5 mL 0.3 mL 7 days
Yellow Microtainer     0.6 mL      

Samples that are markedly lipemic, markedly hemolyzed or markedly icteric are not acceptable.

*While a microtainer is an optional tube type in rare circumstances, it is not recommended.

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
VARI Varicella IgG Ab in process

 

Instrumentation

DiaSorin Liaison XL

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Varicella IgG Antibody 86787

 

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday-Friday, run starts at 9 am / Same day / Not available STAT

Section

Chemistry-2

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes