What is the role of serology in the workup of pediatric chickenpox?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Serology is mainly used to confirm past infection to assess a patient’s susceptibility status. This helps determine preventive treatment requirements for an adolescent or adult who has been exposed to varicella.


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