Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Blood Test, DNA, PCR
The VZV Blood Test, DNA, PCR is used in the detection of VZV DNA in permits rapid and sensitive patient testing.
Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) is a member of the Herpesviridae family that causes chickenpox as a primary infection and can reactivate later in life as herpes zoster or shingles. VZV infection in immunocompromised individuals often leads to a progressive disease state involving multiple organs. The detection of Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) DNA is based upon the real-time amplification and detection of specific VZV genomic DNA sequences by PCR from total DNA extracted from the specimen.
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