Varicella Zoster IgM - Serum

Varicella Zoster IgM - Serum

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This test is detects the presence of IgM antibodies against Varicella virus. IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a VZV infection. This signifies active infection with the virus

This Test Includes

Varicella Zoster IgM

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Varicella Zoster IgM - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To diagnose, as necessary, a current, recent, or past case of chickenpox or shingles; to determine whether you have developed immunity to the varicella zoster virus (VZV) or whether there is the potential for reactivating a VZV infection prior to receiving immunosuppressive drugs

What is this test

Chickenpox and shingles are caused by an infection with the varicella zoster virus (VZV), a member of the herpes virus family. Varicella zoster virus tests detect either antibodies produced by the immune system in response to a VZV infection or detect the virus itself.