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Varicella-zoster antibody, IgM

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB163

 

Methodology: 

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Schedule: 

Monday-Friday

Reported: 

7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Serum separator tube. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Transport: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

 

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0099314

CPT Code(s): 

86787

Last Changed: 

12/16/2016 13:42:27

Last Reviewed: 

8/14/2017 8:19:24