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


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Forms

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

Useful For

Diagnosing acute-phase infection with varicella-zoster virus

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Heat-inactivated specimen

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved 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