Varicella-Zoster IgM Ab




Test Mnemonic

VZVM

CPT Codes

  • 86787 - QTY (1)

LOINC ®

43588-3

Aliases

  • VZV Antibody, IgM

Performing Laboratory

ARUP


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLSerumSST (Gold) RefrigeratedSeparate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
0.1 mL     

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
AmbientAfter separation form cells; 2 days
RefrigeratedAfter separation form cells; 2 weeks
FrozenAfter separation form cells;1 year

Days Performed

Mon - Fri

Turnaround Time

2 - 6 days

Methodology

Name Description
Semi Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay 

Reference Range

Varicella-Zoster IgM Ab
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       Freetext0.90 ISR or less: Negative 
       Freetext0.91 - 1.09 ISR: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful. 
       Freetext1.10 ISR or greater: Positive - Indicative of current or recent infection. 

Special Info

Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Clinical Info

Detect IgM antibodies specific for Varicella Zoster virus. These IgM antibodies, if present, can help confirm a diagnosis of VZV acute infection.