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Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) Immunity Blood Test

Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) Immunity Blood Test


A blood test which measures your immunity to the varicella zoster virus which causes chickenpox and shingles.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) Immunity Blood Test
Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) Immunity Blood Test
Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) Immunity Blood Test
Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster) Immunity Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

Chicken pox is a very common infection which normally affects children under the age of 10. In children It is generally a mild infection which is why most parents actively try to expose their child to chicken pox when they are young so that they acquire immunity. In adults the symptoms can be more severe and can lead to more complications. 

Some groups of people are at higher risk of complications if they are become infected with chicken pox: these include pregnant women and people who have weakened immune systems. 

Shingles is caused by the same virus (varicella zoster) that causes chicken pox.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You are pregnant or planning a pregnancy and want to check your immunity to chicken pox
  • you are in a high risk group and have recently been exposed to chicken pox
  • you need to establish immunity for your work

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

Expert advice with your results

Get trusted advice and comments from one of our doctors based on your results.

Your personal health centre

Your personal health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.


Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.