Test includes Varicella Zoster IgG and IgM antibodies.
Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) causes chickenpox and when reactivated, potentially decades later, causes shingles. Twenty percent of adults will develop shingles, a rash or blister of the skin that may cause severe pain.
Methodology: Enzyme Immuno Assay (EIA)
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Analytical Time: 2 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday
86787 – x 2 Varicella-Zoster, IgG & IgM