Blood sample (serum)
Gold top clotted (5ml)
VZV IgG used to determine immunity in the following categories
Transplant assessments, pre-chemotherapy assessment and pregnant women in contact with rash (vesicular). In the case of pregnant women, please include date of contact, nature of contact (e.g. household), and your contact details. We can test the booking blood rather than re-bleeding the patient.
If you suspect acute VZV infection ( usually diagnosed clinically ) and require confirmation please send swab of lesion for VZV PCR.
24-48 hours IgG
Please contact the laboratory if urgent test required.Specimen Labelling Procedure