VZV IgM

Description: 
Very rarely indicated as Chicken pox is a clinical diagnosis.
Sample type and Volume required: 
5ml clotted blood – red and yellow top
Call in advance: 
Yes
Turnaround time: 
Positive results phoned. Negative results 10-14 days
Special sample instructions: 

Sent to Reference laboratory. Rarely necessary as Chicken Pox is essentially a clinical diagnosis

Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015