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Test Description

The Varicella Zoster blood test, otherwise called the Varicella immunity test, is performed to check the immunity status of an individual against the Varicella Zoster Virus. Whenever we get infected by the virus or we get a vaccine in the form of passive immunization, it all results in the production of antibodies, and in short, this test measures the level of antibodies present in our body against these viruses. These tests should be performed to keep a check on the immunity status as if the person gets infected by VZ Virus once in life, one cannot get it again so it's easier to rule out the disease during an outbreak.

Why is The Varicella Blood Test Carried Out?
Varicella Zoster virus can spread from one person to other and it causes diseases like Shingles and Chicken pox that lead to serious health issues if not treated at the earliest. The virus has also been reported to have caused death in many individuals. It led to a pandemic in recent times and one of the deadly viruses remains undiagnosed. So, it is the need of the hour to get yourself tested time and again.

Get yourself tested if you notice one or more of these symptoms listed below:

  1. Fever
  2. Myalgias
  3. Headache
  4. Discomfort
  5. Enlarged lymph nodes
  6. Rash on the body
  7. Vesicles on the body
  8. Congestion
  9. Cough
  10. Pain in a specific region of your body

How to Interpret the Chicken pox Immunity Test Result
It is interpreted by measuring the level of IgG.
  • If the result is less than 0.8Al, this means the patient is either negative or not immune to the virus.
  • If the result ranges from 0.8-1.1AI, this means we are not able to comment on the results.
  • If it is above 1.1Al, this means the patient is immune to this virus

Special Instructions
There are no such special instructions. You can get yourself tested at any hour of the day without any fast. Moreover, we can take your blood from the vein to perform this test.