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Blood Test For Shingles
Is there a blood test to determine if you don't need a shingles shot? I am over 65. I was told a blood test would determine if i need one.
Titer: A varicella titer blood test can help determine how strong your immunity is to the virus that causes chicken pox and herpes zoster (shingles). Most people have low titers by the age of 65 and the shingles vaccine is recommended over the age of 60 to prevent shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
In horrible pain. is it possible to have shingles w/o rash on both sides of body? Dr says no. Skin numb/piainful. Hurts to move. Want blood test.
Get checked up: Shingles causes a painful rash which may appear as a stripe of blisters on the trunk of the body. It is possible for pain to persist even after the rash is gone. This is called postherpetic neuralgia. But more of a history and exam are needed. A full work up with blood tests is a good idea. I suggest going to a clinic to get examined. ...Read more
Got tested for HSV 1 & 2 blood test came back negative.. Could these blisters i get on my inner thighs be shingles?They resemble HSV blisters, burn and itch a lot any help would be greatly appreciated.
Five years ago i had some blisters on my leg. I went to see 2different doctor and both conclude it was shingles. After i did a blood test and they came back hsv2 positive? Do I have shingles or herpes
Test for prostate ca: PSA is a blood tumor marker for prostate cancer but can be elevated in prostatitis, a benign inflammation of the prostate. It is especially helpful in screening men for early prostate cancer and In following the effectiveness of therapy. There is controversy in recent years in whether elderly males should be screened or not as prostate cancer can be slowly progressive without treatment . ...Read more
My son 's blood test result was all normal e xcept for neutrophilis it was law 38.5 0/0 . Is it ok?
DHEA S blood test was 156. Is this a normal/average test result for 42 yr. old female otherwise healthy?
Clinical Context: It is important to interpret test results knowing what unit of measurements are being used. Before commenting whether or not a test is normal the doctor should know the clinical context ---Who, when and why was the particular test ordered. Without knowing that info then isolated numbers are less useful. Based on the limited info here this number is in the normal reference range. ...Read more
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