Varicella Zoster Immunity Profile




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What can I expect from the Varicella Zoster Immunity Profile?

With this test we can check for either antibodies showing or rulling out a current infection or antibidies that show immunity for a past infection.

Some people will require this blood test when travelling to certain countires or for occupational health reasons where you need to be able to show you dont currently have an active infection or are protected from the Varicella Zoster virus.


This test checks 1 biomarkers from either IgM or IgG antibodies

Click on the sections below to discover more detailed information


Varicella Zoster IgM

During an immune response to a foreign antigen, B cells begin to secrete antibodies. The first antibodies it secretes are called IgM (Immunoglobulin M). IgM can be found as early as 3 days after infection and provides the first line of antibodies in immunity defense. Checking for IgM antibodies, when present show a current active infection and when absent will show you do not have an active current infection

Varicella Zoster IgG

During an immune response to a foreign antigen, B cells begin to secrete antibodies. The first antibodies it secretes are called IgM (Immunoglobulin M). After more exposure to the antigen, B-cells then begin to produce IgG antibodies (Immunoglobulin G) which play a key role in long-term immune memory. Checking for IgG antibodies, when present show your immune system has learned from a past infection and can protect you against furture infection, therefore you will have long term immunity to Varicella Zoster. When IgG antibodies are absent this confirms you are not currently immune to the Varicella Zoster virus.



How does it work?

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There is no better way to check for underlying health problems or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test. In collaboration with our dedicated state-of-the-art laboratory partner in London we offer the latest in pathology testing solutions across many disciplines including biochemistry, immunology, haematology, and molecular biology. 

Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, our partner laboratory provides a fast, affordable, and easy way to start taking charge of your own health. 

You will receive your results on the day after your sample is received by the laboratory, this is usually within 2-3 days of having your blood taken in-store. 

The laboratory runs a 24/7 operation and tests all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables the team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible timeframe. 

*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.