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1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
Pediatric: 2 mL
|Additional Information||Swab of lesion (blister) for culture/DFA request is more specific and a more appropriate specimen than serology. IgM can be falsely negative in the first three days of rash in primary infection. |
IgM will only be performed if clinical history of suspected rash illness or acute infection is proviced on the requisition.
Refer to Provincial Laboratory Guide to Services http://www.provlab.ab.ca/guide-to-services.pdf.
|Testing Location||Provincial Laboratory
|Alternate Name(s)||Chicken Pox, Shingles, Herpes zoster Serology|