What is a Varicella titer?
A Varicella titer is a blood test that checks for immunity (from prior vaccination or infection) to Varicella, also known as Chickenpox.
Who gets a Varicella titer test?
A Varicella titer is typically ordered by healthcare workers for credentialing requirements (e.g. hospital, RepTrax, Vendormate) and students studying in healthcare programs. Additionally, some people get the Varicella titer to check immunity when they are going to be around a new baby or someone with a weakened immune system.
What type of Varicella titer results will I receive?
Our Varicella titer is the gold standard quantitative (i.e. a number) IgG titer test.
What does a positive Varicella titer result mean?
A positive Varicella titer means that you are considered immune and do not need to be revaccinated.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Varicella Titer is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.