Chicken Pox Titer
Useful information about the Chicken Pox Titer.
What is a Chickenpox Titer?The Chickenpox Titer is a blood test that checks if your immune to Chickenpox. The Chickenpox Titer measures your antibody levels to find out whether your immune system can respond to an infection with the chickenpox. Some people have had the chickenpox and developed immunity to it that way. Other people have developed immunity through receiving the Chickenpox 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 Chickenpox that provide immunity if they are exposed to the disease and can be seen in the Chickenpox Titer.
What is the Chickenpox?Chickenpox, also known as Varicella and Chicken Pox, is a disease caused by the Chickenpox virus. It is trasmitted by droplets spread from the respiratory tract.
What are Symptoms of Chickenpox?Symptoms of the chickenpox typically include blisters and a flu-like syndrome. Symptoms of chickenpox are typically milder in children but the disease can greatly increase the risk of complications in older and immunicompromised adults and in pregnant women.
Why might I need a Chicken Pox Titer?When someone is a healthcare worker or student working in a healthcare setting, a Chickenpox Titer is often required to prove immunity to this disease. This is in case the person is exposed to chickenpox in the healthcare setting.
I don't have a doctor or insurance. How can I get a Chickenpox Titer test?A Chickenpox Titer can usually be done by your doctor or at a local clinic. If that is not an option for you, we recommend searching online for a place that offers it.
Where can I get more information about the Chickenpox Titer test?The CDC has some additional information in case you are looking for more detail.
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