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Test Directory -  Varicella IgG antibody


Varicella immunity, chicken pox immunity

Test Includes

Detection of IgG antibodies to Varicella zoster virus

Request Form 

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's) or
Microbiology form (Green)


On request during normal working hours

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection

Turnaround Time

All tests will be performed on the next normal working day after receipt of the sample
If a result is required urgently, for example in the case of a pregnant patient who has been in contact with a case of chicken pox, please contact the Virology Department on 0845 155 3111 ext. 3536 BEFORE sending the sample.




7 ml


Yellow Top SST


Samples should be transported to laboratory as soon as possible

Lab. Handling

Store at 4C

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14