Test Overview
Test Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

The detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.

Reference Range *

134 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected.
135 - 165 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days may be helpful.
166 IV or greater: Positive – IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate a current
or past varicella-zoster infection.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Sunday - Saturday
Analytic Time

3 - 7 days

Soft Order Code
FVZGC
Synonyms
  • VZV
  • Varicella
  • VZV Antibody
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FVZGC (ARUP)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect 0.5 mL CSF in sterile plastic container and send to Specimen Processing refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
Normal Volume
0.5 mL
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated preferred, frozen acceptable
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Clinic Labs, performed by ARUP laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
86787
Fee Code
AA498
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