Laboratory Testing for VZV
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) laboratory testing information applies to testing and diagnosis of primary VZV infection (varicella) as well as reactivation (herpes zoster).
See guidelines for collecting and shipping specimens for VZV (varicella and herpes zoster) testing.
Learn about types of specimens and assays for lab testing and interpretation of test results.
Find information on the National VZV Laboratory, which can provide several types of VZV-specific testing.