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
Total parameters available: 1
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.