Varicella Zoster Virus IgG

Brief Description

The DiaSorin LIAISON VZV IgG uses Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA) technology on the LIAISON analyzer family for the qualitative detection of specific IgG antibodies to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in human serum.

Laboratory Unit

  • Immunology (GPHL)
  • Serology (WPHL)


Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA)

Specimen Collection


Collect in gold top SST tube, centrifuge.

Collect in tiger top SST tube, centrifuge.


Serum separated from the clot can be maintained at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C) during transit for no more than seven days after collection.    

Serum separated from the clot should be dispensed in aliquots, stored frozen (-20°C or colder) and shipped with dry ice.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)


Test Request

Possible Results

  • Detected
  • Not detected
  • Unsatisfactory

Reference Range

Not detected

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Improper specimen labeling
  • Missing testing requisition
  • Missing minimum of 2 patient identifiers
  • Discrepancy between patient name on the specimen and requisition form
  • Specimen damaged, broken, or leaked in transit
  • Specimen grossly hemolyzed or lipemic
  • Specimen contains particulate matter or microbial contamination
  • Plasma Samples
  • Specimens over 7 days old.

Interfering Substances


Result Reported

5-7 business days – CLIA


Fee schedule

LOINC/Order Codes

19162-7 (Order code: 15400 Decatur, W15400 Waycross)