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Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG

Mnemonic:    [Varic IgG]
Name:    Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050167
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labelled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.