Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody Panel Order Code : VZPAN
Note: This panel includes testing for IgG and IgM antibodies.
Synonyms: VZV IgG IgM AB Panel
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: SST Gold-top gel tube
Required Volume: 7 mL whole blood (3 mL serum)
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL whole blood (0.5 mL serum)
Methodology: IgG with Enzyme-Linked Fluorescent Immunoassay (ELFA); IgM with Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Centrifuge and transfer serum to a separate tube within 6 hours of collection time. Transport serum refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport serum frozen.
CPT Codes: 86787 x 2
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB4068
SHC EPIC Code: LABVZPAN
Causes For Rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens; gross bacterial contamination; excess transport time; leaking container. Refrigerated serum older than 7 days.
Department: Virology