Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 26, 2019 @ 9:13 am

91322

Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody, IgM

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection
  • If acute and convalescent samples being collected, label as such. Convalescent sample must be received in lab within 30 days.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Bacterially Contaminated Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Icteric specimen
Stability:Ambient: 2 Day(s); Refrigerated: 2 Week(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:2-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86787
Components:
  • 91322 - VZV, IgM
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