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Test Directory -  Varicella IgG antibody

Synonyms

Varicella immunity, chicken pox immunity

Test Includes

Detection of IgG antibodies to Varicella zoster virus

Request Form 

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's) or
Microbiology form (Green)

Availability

On request during normal working hours

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection

Turnaround Time

All tests will be performed on the next normal working day after receipt of the sample
If a result is required urgently, for example in the case of a pregnant patient who has been in contact with a case of chicken pox, please contact the Virology Department on 0845 155 3111 ext. 3536 BEFORE sending the sample.

Specimen

Serum

Volume

7 ml

Container

Yellow Top SST
   

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory as soon as possible

Lab. Handling

Store at 4C

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Delay in sample reaching laboratory


Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14