Which serologic tests are used 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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Commercially available latex agglutination (LA) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests are sensitive and rapid. Although the complement fixation test is often used, its sensitivity is low.


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