Varicella zoster virus (VZV) antibodies, IgM

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Varicella zoster virus (VZV) antibodies, IgM-13374

  
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) antibodies, IgM
  
13374
  
LAB13374
  
VZVIGM
  
Chickenpox
VZV IgM
  

Detect IgM antibodies specific for VZV. These IgM antibodies, if present, can help confirm a diagnosis of VZV acute infection. The IgM response to VZV can be detected at seven days postinfection and usually peaks at 14 days. If a patient presents more than nine days after the appearance of a rash, this assay should not be used.

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

  
  • Hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Gross bacterial contamination
  • Plasma samples
  
LabCorp Burlington (096776): R-LC
  
Mo - Fr
  
1 - 3 days
  

Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

  

Negative:  <0.91 index

Borderline:  0.91−1.09 index

Positive:    >1.09 index

  
86787
  
Result 5404-9
  
04/11/2019
  
11/15/2019