Lab Test : Varicella Zoster IgG Disease Titer

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Alternate:Chicken pox disease titer; VZ titer
Includes:An immunofluorescent test that detects IgG antibodies to Varicella virus.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:VZD
Available:Test batched and performed once per week, depending on volume
Turnaround:1-7 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL blood

Minimum requirement - 50 ul serum
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room Temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:A single specimen with a titer of less than 10 is considered negative. A 4-fold rise in titer between acute and convalescent specimens is indicative of a current infection with Varicella Zoster.
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of infection with Varicella Zoster
Limitations:N/A
Method:Immunofluorescence (IF)
 

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