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Test Name

Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies (Total, IgM), ACIF/IFA, CSF

CPT Code(s)

86787 (x2)

Includes

VZV Antibody, Total, ACIF; VZV Antibody (IgM), IFA

Methodology

Anti-Complement Immunofluorescence (ACIF) • Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Reference Range(s)

VZV Ab, Total ACIF, CSF <1:2
VZV Ab (IgM), IFA, CSF <1:1

Clinical Significance

Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection. However, serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.

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Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies (Total, IgM), ACIF/IFA, CSF
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