Description: This test is used to diagnose Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), commonly known as Chickenpox. 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.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your phyisician.
Alternative Name(s): Herpes Zoster, Shingles, Chicken Pox