Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Test Usage

Diagnosing acute-phase infection with VZV.

Reference Range *

Negative

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 - 2 days

Soft Order Code
VZM
MiChart Code
Varicella Zoster Antibody, IgM
Synonyms
  • Chicken Pox Antibody, IgM
  • Shingles Antibody, IgM
  • Viral Antibody: Varicella zoster IgM
  • VZV, IgM
  • VZVMT
  • VZV IGM ANTIBODY TITER
  • VZM
  • Varicalla zoster IgM
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo VZM (80964)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
86787
Fee Code
36568
LOINC
43588-3
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