A Varicella Zoster immunity test checks whether you’re immune to chickenpox
How it Works
Attend your consultation
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Frequently Asked Question
Do I need to fast for this test?
This blood test does not require fasting – you can eat and drink before the test. We suggest you stay hydrated, drink plenty of water, to ensure you are in good condition.
Why would you benefit from a Varicella zoster (chickenpox) immunity test?
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a member of the herpes virus family. And the primary
infection is chickenpox. When you’re exposed to VZV, your immune system responds by producing antibodies. Your body makes IgG antibodies many weeks after the infection or vaccination to give you long-term protection. This test confirms whether you have IgG antibodies against the chickenpox virus.
What biomarkers are we looking at?
• Varicella zoster (chickenpox) antibodies (IgG)
To book your blood test select Superdrug Blood Tests on the booking portal.
For this blood test you will not need to fast.
For more information about our tests please look at our Frequently Asked Questions here.
After your appointment the nurse or phlebotomist will return the sample to you to be posted in a Royal Mail Post Box.