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Varicella zoster virus IgG, CSF

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code VZGC
Performed by ARUP
Sendout? Yes
Method Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Container type CSF Tube or sterile container
Amount to Collect 0.5 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 0.5 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.3 mL CSF
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze sample, transport to China basin frozen. Order ARUP test code 0054444
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Specimens other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.
Units IV
Normal range
≤ 134 IV 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 Positive - IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate a current or past varicella-zoster infection.
Synonyms YZV IgG; VZV CSF Ab
Stability Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 year.
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information 86787-90
CPT coding 86787-90
LOINC code 58755-0
Last Updated 11/29/2016 11:16:14 AM
Entry Number 1661
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