VARICELLA ZOSTER IGM AB
- VARICELLA ZOSTER IGM AB
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- VZV IgM Antibody, Chicken Pox Virus IgM Antibody, Herpes Zoster IgM Antibody, Human Herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3) IgM Antibody
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- Reference Range
<=0.90 = Negative, no detectable antibody.
0.91-1.09 = Equivocal, results inconclusive; submit new specimen.
>=1.10 = Positive, indicative of current or recent infection.
The results of ELISA performed on serum from immunosuppressed patients must be interpreted with caution.
Negative test results cannot rule out the possibility of an active Herpes zoster infection, but positive results are confirmatory.
The presence of IgM antibody in neonate’s serum can be considered indicative of congenital infection only if there has not been placental leakage.
This test is not intended for the determination of immune states. It is intended for the determination of person’s antibody response to indicate active infection to VZV (primary or reactivation) and not an indication of immunity.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Diagnose clinical infections with varicella or herpes zoster
Varicella, more commonly known at Chickenpox and Herpes Zoster, are the two known clinical manifestations, which can be produced by infection with a common etiologic agent, Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV).