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Test ID BLOD0450 Varicella-Zoster Antibody, IgM and IgG (Separate Determinations), Serum

Reporting Name

Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG, S

Useful For

Laboratory diagnosis of acute/recent infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV)


Determination of immune status of individuals to the VZV


Documentation of previous infection with VZV in an individual without a previous record of immunization to VZV

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VZM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S Yes Yes
VZPG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG, S Yes Yes

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values


Negative (reported as negative or positive)



Vaccinated: positive (≥1.1 AI)

Unvaccinated: negative (≤0.8 AI)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.

CPT Code Information

86787-Varicella IgG

86787-Varicella IgM

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VZGM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG, S In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80964 Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM, S 43588-3
VZG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG, S 15410-4
DEXG4 Varicella IgG Antibody Index 5403-1

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject




Heat-inactivated specimen

Method Name

VZM: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

VZPG: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)