Useful For: Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody (IgG) – Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) causes chicken pox and when reactivated, potentially decades later, causes shingles. Twenty percent of adults will develop shingles, a rash or blister of the skin that may cause severe pain. Varicella-Zoster IgG, EIA reliably measures immunity due to previous infection, but is unsuitable for detection of post-vaccination immune status.
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Analytical Time: 2 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday
86787 – Varicella-Zoster