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Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

VARICELLA ZOSTER IGM AB, CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
VZMCSF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: VZMCSF         Geisinger Epic ID: 44146

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
0.5 mL CSF

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 2 weeks. Frozen: 1 year.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0.90 ISR or less: Negative - No significant level of IgM antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected. 0.91-1.09 ISR: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful. 1.10 ISR or greater: Positive - Significant level of IgM antibody to varicella-zoster virus detected, which may indicate current or recent infection. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.
CPT code(s):
86787
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Synonyms:
ARUP CODE 54445, VARICELLA

Performing Locations

ARUP

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat? No
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