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Varicella IgM Antibody Test

VZV IgM, Chicken Pox
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Specimen Type: Blood


Varicella IgM Antibody Test

The Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies, IgM test is typically done to look for an acute infection with the virus which causes chicken poxVaricella Zoster Virus is a member of the Herpes Virus family.  This test measures the level of antibodies produced by the immune system in response to the virus.  IgM antibodies are typically detectable 1-2 weeks after the initial infection.  These antibodies will begin to fade out after a short period of time and become undetectable.  The virus will typically remain dormant in a person's body for the rest of their life.  In some cases, it may become active later in life.  If these cases, detectable levels of IgM antibodies may be produced again.

The most common condition which results from infection with Varicella is Chickenpox.  Infection causes an outbreak of an itchy rash and the development of small fluid filled blisters.  During the primary infection, chickenpox is highly contagious and spread through coughing, sneezing or touching fluid from the blisters.  Most people recover without treatment and the virus remains latent in their system.  There is a possibility for the virus to reactivate later in life, especially in those with weakened immune systems.  This can cause shingles, a condition characterized by a painful burning or itching sensation on one or more areas of the body.  Shingles typically clears up after a few weeks as the virus becomes latent again.

This test is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of chicken pox or shingles to aid in confirming a diagnosis.

Customers who need to verify their immune status to Varicella may order the Varicella Zoster IgG Antibody Test.

Turnaround time for the Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies, IgM test is typically 1-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around 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.

Incubation Period:

The Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies, IgM test can typically detect the virus approximately 7 - 14 days after infection.


The Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies, IgM test has no special requirements.

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