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Test Code VZVM Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody, IgM, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo Code
VZM
EPIC Code
LAB163
Sunquest Code
VZVM

 

Reporting Name

Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S

Useful For

Diagnosing acute-phase infection with varicella-zoster virus

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Heat-inactivated specimen Reject

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday; Varies

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86787

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VZM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80964 Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.