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Lab Test Dictionary

Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody (IgM) (8683)

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)


Synonyms

VZV; Chicken Pox; Shingles; Herpes Zoster

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01106

Lab Test Days

Tuesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Grossly icteric

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 mL Serum


CPT Codes

86787


Revised

09-27-22