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Varicella Zoster IgG antibody

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Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a double-stranded alphaherpesvirus that causes seasonal outbreaks of chickenpox and shingles in non-immunized populations. VZV is highly infectious and is transmitted by contact with the ruptured fluid filled blisters and respiratory secretions of infected individuals. Immunity post infection is usually lifelong though the latent virus inhabits the sensory nerve ganglia where it can reactivate causing shingles when immunity declines with aging.[http://jvi.asm.org/content/88/24/13936.full] In the over fifty strains of VZV that have been sequenced it has been found that a single nucleotide polymorphism occurs about every 100 bases. The patterns of polymorphisms in VZV correlate with different geographical regions of infection and is the basis for the classification of viral clades.[https://grose.lab.uiowa.edu/vzv-genomes-and-evolution] Breuer proposed the nomenclature for the VZV clades as 1-5 with the suspected clades VI and VII to be confirmed later.

The geographical regions associated with the seven clades are as follows:
Clades 1 and 3-represent the dominant clades of the circulating VZV in Europe and the Americas
Clades 4 and 5-found in Africa
Clade VI found in France, Italy
Clade VII exclusively isolated in the US
Clade 2-Asia from Korea, Japan, China not found in India, Nepal and Bangladesh where clades 4 and 5 were dominant

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Purpose of the test

The primary objective of laboratory testing for varicella (chickenpox) is to confirm suspected cases, especially in outbreaks, severe cases, unusual presentations, or potential vaccine-related adverse events. The most sensitive method for this confirmation is the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect VZV in skin lesions.

Who Should Get Tested

Testing is recommended for individuals who display symptoms of varicella, especially in the context of outbreaks or unusual presentations. It's also crucial for determining susceptibility to varicella and for evaluating if suspected vaccine-related adverse events were caused by the vaccine-strain VZV.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

The PCR test detects VZV DNA in skin lesions, making it a reliable method for confirming varicella. Other methods, such as direct fluorescent antibody assay (DFA) and viral culture, are available but are less sensitive than PCR. A positive result indicates the presence of VZV, but further interpretation in the context of clinical history and other diagnostic results is essential. PCR genotyping can distinguish between wild-type VZV and vaccine-strain VZV, which is crucial for understanding the cause of the infection.

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