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Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody (IgG)


Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) causes chicken pox 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. Varicella-Zoster IgG, EIA reliably measures immunity due to previous infection, but is unsuitable for detection of post-vaccination immune status. Synonyms: Varicella IgG Antibodies, VZV IgG,Shingles, Herpes Zoster IgG Ab, Chicken Pox, VZV Antibody IgG

Enzyme Immunoassay
Specimen Required

SST, Serum. Volume 1 (0.5) mL. Stability: Ambient – 7 Days, Refrigerated – 14 Days, Frozen – 2 Months

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