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Test Code VZM Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody, IgM, Serum

Important Note

Use Sunquest code VZMS to order


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Heat-inactivated specimen Reject

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86787