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Varicella Testing

Varicella Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Varicella-zoster antibodies, chickenpox, VZ.

To assist in diagnosing chickenpox or shingles related to a varicella-zoster infection and to assess for immunity.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Enzyme immunoassay.

IgM and IgGInterpretation
Negative0.89 index or lessNo significant level of detectable antibody
Indeterminate0.9–1 indexEquivocal results; retest in 10–14 days
Positive1.1 index or greaterAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current or recent infection

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Varicella Testing." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425471/all/Varicella_Testing.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Varicella Testing. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425471/all/Varicella_Testing. Accessed June 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Varicella Testing. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425471/all/Varicella_Testing
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Varicella Testing [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425471/all/Varicella_Testing.
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