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Test Code FVZGC Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF

Reporting Name

VZV Antibody IgG CSF

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Collect 0.5 mL CSF in sterile plastic container and ship refrigerate.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  365 days

Reject Due To


Mild reject; Gross reject


Warm reject; Cold reject






Specimens other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens, or xanthochromic specimens (yellow color).

Reference Values

134 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected.

135 - 165 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days may be helpful.

166 IV or greater: Positive – IgG antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate a current or past varicella-zoster infection.


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.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday through Saturday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FVZGC VZV Antibody IgG CSF 58755-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z4272 VZV Antibody IgG CSF 58755-0

Method Name

Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay