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VARICELLA-ZOSTER ANTIBODY IgG (VZB)

Department: Virology
Test Synonym(s): V-Z antibody, VZB, V-Z Immunity
CPT Codes: 86787
Methodology: EIA
Reference Range: Negative, Positive, Equivocal
Tube Type: Red top (clot activator with gel)
Specimen: Serum only
Pediatric Requirements: Red top microtainer (1 mL) x 2
Volume: 75 uL
Minimum Volume: 75 uL
Temperature: Allow to clot, store refrigerated (2-8C)


Stability: Labile specimen. Keep refrigerated.
Reasons for Rejection: Same assay within 4 days
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Morning
TAT: Same day to 3 days
Special Instructions: IFA performed (at no charge) to confirm negative and equivocal results

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