Varicella zoster immune assay

Alphabetical Test listing

Varicella zoster immune assay-6647

  
Varicella zoster immune assay
  
6647
  
86787
  
VZV
  
VZV IgG
VZV immune status
Varicella zoster IgG antibody
  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 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 False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
    • Heparinized plasma is not acceptable
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Immunology: I-L
  
Tu, Th and Sa or Su
  
2 - 3 days
  

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA)

  

Negative: <135 Index Value (presumed not immune)

Equivocal: 135 - 165 Index Value (repeat in 1 - 2 wks)

Positive: ≥ 165 Index Value (presumed immune)

  
86787
  
11/30/2001
  
09/12/2018