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Varicella Zoster - Chickenpox Immunity Blood Test

Original price £120.00 - Original price £120.00
Original price
£120.00
£120.00 - £120.00
Current price £120.00

2 BIOMARKERS

This test measures the presence of antibodies specific to the varicella-zoster virus, indicating whether a person has been exposed to the virus or vaccinated against it.

Easy sample collection at our clinics or via a home kit.

Results - super fast for most markers (check specific turnaround below), with Health Dashboard explanations.

Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option:

Currently selected option: CLINIC APPOINTMENT

  • Add an appointment at a clinic during checkout.
  • Rapid results - no waiting for the kit to arrive, no finger pricking, no posting the sample back to the lab
  • Virtually painless blood draw from your vein
  • Professional private nurses at our own clinics

How it works

  • Choose if you'd like a single test or an ongoing subscription
  • Click “Buy this test” button below
  • Add as many different blood tests as you like to the shopping basket and then add one appointment
  • Same or next day appointments at our clinics in London, Brighton/Hove, Croydon, Guildford, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Crawley.

Clinic too far? Get a home kit by selecting "Home kit" as sample option, it's the same test.

About the test

Varicella Zoster, also referred to as the virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles, is a type of herpes virus. In its abbreviated form it is referred to as VZV, this is how it appears on a lot of request forms.

The Varicella Zoster virus (sometimes just caused VZV) is the virus that is responsible for chicken pox and shingles. The majority of people in the UK will be infected with VZV at some point in childhood and this will confer immunity to them. The virus can then lay dormant in the body’s nervous system and may reactivate later in life as the painful, blistering rash known as shingles.

When someone is initially infected with VZV, the body mounts an immune response which includes the production of the immunoglobulin IgM. A few weeks later, the body produces the immunoglobulin IgG which persists in the blood as part of the immune system’s ‘memory’ of the virus, whilst IgM levels fall.

A positive IgG and a negative IgM therefore demonstrates previous infection (or vaccination) and the presence of immunity.

2 Biomarkers

  1. Varicella Zoster, Chicken Pox

    - Varicella Zoster IgM
    - Varicella Zoster IgG
    - Please note for travel (e.g. USA) and healthcare both biomarkers are required.
    - The turnaround time for this test is around 10 working days

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