Which tests should be performed for chickenpox (varicella)?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Anthony J Papadopoulos, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The workup for chickenpox includes a Tzanck smear, vesicular fluid culture, serologic testing, chest radiography, and histologic examination.

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