Herpes Zoster

Sample: Serum

Schedule: Daily Immunofluorescence (IFA)

Units: Titer

Range: A positive IgG titer means infection anywhere in the past.


Herpes Zoster serology applies to VZV (Varicella Zoster virus). VZV produces two clinically defferent syndromes: Chickenpox (usually bening in immunocompetent children, but may be severe in adults and immunosuppressed patients) and Herpes Zoster or Shingles (occurs when VZV infection is reactivated).


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