What is Varicella?
Varicella is a disease that is also known as the Chickenpox or Chicken Pox. Varicella is caused by a type of herpes virus called the Varicella-Zoster virus. It is easily spread through droplets.
What is a Varicella Titer?
The Varicella Titer, also known as the Varicella Zoster Titer and VZV Titer, is a blood test that checks if your immune to Varicella. The Varicella titer antibody level helps assess whether your immune system can respond to an infection with this disease.
Why might I have antibodies to Varicella?
Some people have had a Varicella infection before and developed detectable Varicella titer antibodies that way. Other people have developed Varicella immunity through receiving the Varicella vaccine series when they are young and/or receive vaccine boosters as adults.
As a consequence of either vaccination or prior exposure, people develop IgG antibodies to Varicella that provide immunity if they are exposed to the disease.
Why might I need a Varicella Titer?
When someone is a healthcare worker or student working in a healthcare setting, a Varicella titer is often required to prove immunity to this disease. This is in case the person is exposed to the disease in the healthcare setting. A Varicella Titer is often required by services such as RepTrax and Vendormate for hospital compliance.
How much does a Varicella Titer cost?
At most labs and hospitals, a Varicella titer test can typically cost hundreds of dollars.
I don't have a doctor or insurance. How can I get a Varicella titer?
Varicella titer tests can be expensive. We would recommend ordering through Accesa Labs: