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Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody (IgG)
1 mL serum
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Gross hemolysis • Gross lipemia • Grossly icteric
|4225 E Fowler Avenue|
|Tampa, FL 33617-2026|
Set up: Mon-Fri (Day shift); Report available: 3 days
Other herpes viruses may cross react and produce high titers. Protection may be limited at low positive titers. Antibodies persist after infection has been treated or becomes dormant.
|VZV Ab (IgG)||≤0.90|
|≤0.90||Negative - Antibody not detected|
|≥1.10||Positive - Antibody detected|
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.
Herpes Zoster, Shingles, Chicken Pox
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