A short description of the method used to perform the test
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
VZV Antibody IgG CSF
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Herpes Zoster Antibodies CSF
Varicella-Zoster Antibody CSF
Varicella-zoster IgG CSF
VZ AB IgG CSF
VZ Ab, CSF
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Collect 0.5 mL CSF in sterile plastic container and ship refrigerate.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || Mild reject; Gross reject |
| Lipemia || NA |
| Icterus || NA |
| Other || Specimens other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens, or xanthochromic specimens (yellow color). |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
134.9 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected.
135.0 - 164.9 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days may be helpful.
165.0 IV or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate a current or past varicella-zoster infection.
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results
The detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.
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This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
CPT Code Information
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CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.
||Test Order Name
Order LOINC Value
||VZV Antibody IgG CSF
||Test Result Name
Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
||VZV Antibody IgG CSF