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Positive Varicella Titer
Maybe, maybe not: The varicella titer just confirms you had it in the past or had the vaccine. It does not predict whether you may have shingles in the future. The shingles vaccine is primarily intended for the older population, those over 50.I would talk the issue over with the doc who knows your history best. ...Read more
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Protective: That means you are protected against getting varicella and that is a good thing. ...Read more
If titer for varicella is high, does that give immunity to shingles? Means no shingles shot necessary? Thanks
Yes: Most people should have two doses of the varicella vaccine in childhood. If you haven't had chicken pox by the time you are an adult, you should definitely get the vaccine. Chicken pox is a more serious disease in adults- can cause pneumonia, secondary infections. Make sure your children get their varicella vaccines early- at 12 months and 4 years old usually. ...Read more
Maybe.........: That would depend upon the policy at the wellness center. The titer itself is a simple blood draw. ...Read more
Doc's responsibility: Whoever ordered the blood test has a responsibility to explain it to you. ...Read more
Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?
Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more
I am on fluticasone nasal sprays and irbesartan. Will that affect my titer results for mmr, varicella and hep b? getting titers tomorrow
No: None of these would affect your blood test results. ...Read more
Would an adult with cvid who had varicella as a child still have igg titers to varicella? Or would they likely we low?
Low: Unless the patient is getting gammaglobulin replacement, the IgG titers to nearly everything infectious agent will be low or absent. ...Read more
Serologic test: Blood tests measuring the level of specific antibodies against MMR & varicella will do. ...Read more
I recently had sinus infections and sometimes my secretions still green now. Will it affect my mmr, varicella &hepB titers result? Getting titers tomor
No: The ongoing infection will not affect the titers you are checking ...Read more
How long after varicella zoster vaccine can you be tested via IgG antibodies in titers for immunity?
6 weeks: We typically wait 6 weeks after vaccination to retest igg response. ...Read more
NO: Titer is a lab value and we never treat labs. The full clinical picture needs to be considered when developing treatment options. ...Read more
Was just tested for varicella. Igg at 2282 and igg positive at 1.16. I have no symptoms. Started antiviral. Can any of this be related to ebv?
If I had chikenpox as a child, why would anyone need to be tested for Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG? The virus is already in your system. I tested positive
Just good practice: Maybe your doctor tested you because she suspected herpes zoster (shingles), which is a reactivation of VZV, the chickenpox virus. Antibody lab testing is more reliable than patient history in knowing for sure that someone is carrying VZV and that shingles is possible. Not that she didn't trust your history, but still more accurate. Ask the doctor directly if this doesn't seem to explain it. ...Read more
My blood test shows Varicella Zoster Ab IgG Scr 2.83. ANA Positive. My appointment isn't until next week. Can you tell me what that means?
Two things different: The Zoster IgG means you are currently immune to the shingles virus and have had either the vaccination, chicken pox, or a prior episode of shingles. The ANA is usually a screening test for autoimmune diseases and impossible to interpret without the context of symptoms and subfraction ANA analysis ...Read more
Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?
I never have: For the seasoned physician, chickenpox has typical enough blisters in most cases that confirmation by blood test is unnecessary & impractical. If there is concern that grandma's diagnosis a month ago was wrong, its less expensive to vaccinate the child than do titers. In young adults & women considering pregnancy who want to be sure they are protected titers have great value. ...Read more
My husband has shingles. I never had chicken pox, never told either way when titers were done and never caught them from my kids. Now I have a sore thr?
Shingles chickenpox: A person who never had chickenpox can catch it from a person with shingles. Most of the time it is by contact with the area of eruption however there are some reports of airborne infection as well. If you are having symptoms, please see your doctor as soon as possible. Kids usually handle chickenpox fairly easily but it may become a very serious disease in adults. You may need antiviral meds. ...Read more
Only one Virus:
Varicella is also called Chicjken Pox and the virus which causes Chicken Pox is called Varicella Virus. This virus can also cause Shingles (Herpes Zoster) in patients who have had Chicken pox in the past as virus get activated and attacks a nerve to cause rash and pain of Shingles
There is only one Varicella Virus causing two diaseses in same person at different time in their life ...Read more
Odd question: You have not provided the age of the baby, which is very important. If you got varicella, baby has NO immunity to it and if a newborn may die if not closely monitored and treated. Since you were contageous before you got the rash, baby has been exposed and will break out in 10-21 days. Case severity can very tremendously and baby needs close monitoring. ...Read more
Hard to say: If you are referring to a blood test, it would mean there is no evidence of a prior varicella infection and no immunity. If it refers to a specimin I send to the lab for pcr it means no vz was found in the specimin. ...Read more
RASH, FEVER COUGH:
A red, itchy rash, initially resembling insect bites, on your face, scalp, chest and back
small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
abdominal pain or loss of appetite
general feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability
a dry cough
headache. ...Read more
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