Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) IgG & IgM Antibodies, Serum

Additional Info:
Test includes Varicella Zoster IgG and IgM antibodies.

Useful For:
Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) causes chickenpox 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.

Methodology: Enzyme Immuno Assay (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

CPT Information:
86787 –
x 2 Varicella-Zoster, IgG & IgM