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Test Code FVZD Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following:

 

Swab or specimen in suitable viral transport media (VTM), VCM transport medium or equivalent. Vesicular lesion, fluid of lesion, swab of lesion, swab of fluid

 

Acceptable: Air dried smear, eye swab


Method Name

Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain

 

Reporting Name

Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

3 mL VTM, 1 swab in VTM or 1 slide

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated 72 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Frozen or broken slides; dried swabs; specimens received past stability or at unacceptable temperature conditions; nucleic acid transport; gel swabs.

Reference Values

Not Detected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Analytic Time

1 - 2 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

CPT Code Information

87290

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FVZD Varicella Zoster Antigen, DFA 5882-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0558 VZV AG, DFA 5882-6