Varicella Zoster IgM
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What is VZV IgM?
The Varicella zoster IgM test is performed to diagnose chickenpox or shingles, and to distinguish between a recent, current, or old infection.
Why is VZV IgM done?
- When atypical symptoms of chickenpox or shingles appear and it is necessary to distinguish an infection by VZV from other conditions showing similar symptoms
- To determine the age of the infection
- To check for immunity against VZV
- Confirm diagnosis when the patient is suspected to have been exposed to the virus
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