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Immunity Testing.

Our immunity tests are used to detect the antibodies that develop when your body is fighting any of the contagious diseases listed below.

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Heart Health

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Diabetes

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Profiles and Panels

Chickenpox.

$47 | Varicella Zoster Antibody | Highly Contagious

Chickenpox and shingles are caused by an infection with the varicella zoster virus (VZV), a member of the herpes virus family. This blood test will detect antibodies produced by the immune system in response to either a VZV infection or vaccine.

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Hepatitis B.

$21 | Antibody Immunity Panel

The hepatitis B antibody immunity panel determines if you have been properly immunized against the hepatitis B virus (HBV), either through acute infection or immunization.

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Measles.

$53

A measles immunity test involves the detection of antibodies in the blood that develop in response to the infection or through vaccination.

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Rubella.

$25

A rubella immunity test involves the detection of antibodies in the blood that develop in response to the infection or through vaccination.

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Mumps.

$50

A mumps immunity test involves the detection of antibodies in the blood that develop in response to the infection or through vaccination.

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Measles / Mumps / Rubella Panel.

$128

These contagious viral infections can be controlled through a single vaccination. This panel of tests will determine immunity, infection of one or more of these viruses, or if you have not been exposed and are susceptible to a virus.

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Still Have Questions?

How is the Chickenpox test performed?

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When someone is exposed to VZV, their immune system responds by producing antibodies to the virus. Two classes of VZV antibodies may be found in the blood: IgM and IgG.

IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a VZV infection. IgM antibodies are only present during the infection period and eventually fall below detectable levels after the symptoms have passed.

IgG antibodies are produced by the body several weeks after the initial VZV infection and provide long-term protection. Levels of IgG rise during the active infection, then stabilize as the VZV infection resolves and the virus becomes inactive. This test looks for the presence of IgG antibodies to determine if you have been previously infected or have been immunized; it does not detect the presence of IgM antibodies that appear in an active infection.

Can HBV be prevented?

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Yes. The best way to prevent hepatitis B is by getting vaccinated. The hepatitis B vaccine is typically given as a series of 3 shots over a period of 6 months. The entire series is needed for long-term protection.

What’s the difference between the antibody test and the surface antigen test?

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The antibody test detects substances that were produced in response to the HBV virus, either through acute infection or immunization.

The antigen test looks for HBsAg, a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus, so the antigen test can detect an active infection. The antigen test can also be used to identify chronic infections.

What is antibody testing?

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When you are exposed to measles, mumps or rubella or have received a vaccination, your immune system responds by producing antibodies to the virus. Two classes of antibodies may be found in the blood: IgM and IgG.

IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a measles, mumps or rubella infection. Levels of IgM antibodies increase for several days to a maximum level and then begin to taper off over the next few weeks. IgG antibodies take longer to appear, but stay in the bloodstream for life to provide long-term protection. This test looks for the presence of IgG antibodies to determine if you have been previously infected or have been immunized; it does not detect the presence of IgM antibodies that appear in an active infection.

Are measles contagious?

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Measles, also called rubeola, is an extremely contagious viral infection that is transmitted through respiratory secretions.

Are mumps contagious?

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Mumps are highly contagious for about nine days after cold-like symptoms appear. There is usually a 2-3 week incubation period before symptoms appear.

Is rubella contagious?

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Rubella is a highly contagious virus spread by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing.