Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies, IgG
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3 business days

Description: 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.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations: 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.

Alternative Name(s): Varicella IgG Antibodies, VZV IgG, Shingles, Herpes Zoster IgG Ab, VZV Antibody IgG, Chicken Pox

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.