Varicella Zoster (Chicken Pox)

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Please note – In addition to the price of tests, there is also a phlebotomy cost for the withdrawal and handling of your sample. This is a standard charge across all clinics. The cost of sample handling is £50, but this is discounted to £30 only if paid in advance. Please choose the pay later option to pay the full amount upon your arrival at the clinic or choose pay now in order to pay in advance and secure the discounted fee.

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Varicella Zoster Immunity ( Chicken Pox )
Test for immunity to Chicken Pox
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  • Varicella Zoster IgG
  • Varicella Zoster IgM
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Varicella Zoster Antibodies IgM
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  • Varicella Zoster Antibodies IgM
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Varicella Zoster Antibodies IgG
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  • Varicella Zoster Antibodies IgG

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Book an appointment

Click “book now” & select the date and time. If you do not know which test you need, or if you need multiple tests, select “general appointment”. Pay for your appointment in advance & save £20 on phlebotomy fees.

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Visit our clinic

Upon arrival at the clinic, our staff will confirm your test selection, and take the samples required to provide you your reports.

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Receive your results

After analysing your sample in our lab, you will receive a PDF report by email. Most results are available within 24 hours.

What is Chicken Pox?

Chickenpox is a common infection that normally affects children under ten years old. In children, it is generally a mild infection, which is why most parents actively try to expose their children to chickenpox when they are young so that they acquire immunity. However, the symptoms can be more severe in adults and can lead to more complications.

What can I test?

Varicella Zoster IgG

Varicella Zoster is another name for the virus which causes chickenpox and shingles. It is a type of herpes virus and tends to infect a large proportion of the population at a young age, causing chicken pox, and from there on it lays dormant in the nerve cells. However, in about 25% of people, the virus may reactivate later in life, presenting itself as shingles, a painful blistering rash focussed on one particular area of the body. Testing for the presence of IgG in the blood indicates whether someone has previously been infected and has developed immunity to the virus.

Varicella Zoster IgM

Varicella zoster is the virus which causes chickenpox, following the initial infection it can lie dormant in the spinal cord, reactivating to cause shingles. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies are produced by the immune system during the initial chickenpox infection, and can be present during an occurrence of shingles.

Varicella Zoster IgG

Varicella Zoster is another name for the virus which causes chickenpox and shingles. It is a type of herpes virus and tends to infect a large proportion of the population at a young age, causing chicken pox, and from there on it lays dormant in the nerve cells. However, in about 25% of people, the virus may reactivate later in life, presenting itself as shingles, a painful blistering rash focussed on one particular area of the body. Testing for the presence of IgG in the blood indicates whether someone has previously been infected and has developed immunity to the virus.

Varicella Zoster IgM

Varicella zoster is the virus which causes chickenpox, following the initial infection it can lie dormant in the spinal cord, reactivating to cause shingles. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies are produced by the immune system during the initial chickenpox infection, and can be present during an occurrence of shingles.

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