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Varicella Zoster IgM

(VZV IgM)
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. A copy of valid government-issued identification card with the address is required.

Overview


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?

  1. When atypical symptoms of chickenpox or shingles appear and it is necessary to distinguish an infection by VZV from other conditions showing similar symptoms
  2. To determine the age of the infection
  3. To check for immunity against VZV
  4. Confirm diagnosis when the patient is suspected to have been exposed to the virus

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