VARICELLA ZOSTER IGG AB

Code
805.3030
Name
VARICELLA ZOSTER IGG AB
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
VZV IgG, Chicken Pox Virus IgG Antibody, Herpes zoster IgG Antibody, Human Herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3) IgG Antibody
CPT Codes
86787
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

0.5 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated (48 hours) or Frozen

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See Report

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Clinical Significance

Diagnose clinical infections with varicella or herpes zoster
Assess immune status of individuals exposed to varicella, especially pregnant women
Varicella (i.e., chickenpox) is a highly contagious disease caused by Varicella-zoster virus (VZV). VZV causes a systemic infection that usually results in lifetime immunity. In otherwise healthy persons, clinical illness after re-exposure is rare. However, as with other viral diseases, re-exposure to wild-type VZV may lead to reinfection that boosts antibody titers without causing clinical illness or detectable viremia.

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