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:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015