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Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies Blood Test, Quantitative, IgM

A VZV Antibodies Blood Test, Quantitative, IgM detects IgM antibodies specific for VZV. These IgM antibodies, if present, can help confirm a diagnosis of VZV acute infection.

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Test Code: 096776

Also Known As: VZV IgM, Chicken Pox

Methodology: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


This test is used to detect VZV-specific IgM antibodies. If present, these IgM antibodies can help confirm an acute VZV infection diagnosis. The IgM response to VZV can be detected at a post-infection seven days, and usually peaks 14 days. If a patient shows up more than nine days after a rash appears, this assay should not be used.

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