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Epic Code LAB1230005 Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF

Additional Codes

Mayo Code: FVZGC

Epic Code: LAB 1230005

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

Specimen Type

CSF
Laboratory Test Directory Note:

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.


Specimen Required


Collect 0.5 mL CSF in sterile plastic container and ship refrigerate.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  365 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis Mild reject; Gross reject
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Specimens other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens, or xanthochromic specimens (yellow color).

Method Name

Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Report Available

1 to 5 days

Reporting Name

VZV Antibody IgG CSF

Reference Values

134.9 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected.

135.0 - 164.9 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days may be helpful.

165.0 IV or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate a current or past varicella-zoster infection.

Interpretation

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.

Day(s) Performed

Sunday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information

86787

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FVZGC VZV Antibody IgG CSF 58755-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z4272 VZV Antibody IgG CSF 58755-0