I had a pain in my back for a few days one side only. I don't know if I had blisters on my back or not. The dr. Said I probably had shingles.the pain is gone now& if I had them it was surely a light case.
Is there a test for shingles?
Question posted by Sherrywojack on 30 Sep 2012
Last updated on 30 October 2012 by rocksafe
There seems to be a blood test for Varicella Zoster IGG/IGM. ... VZV Ab IgM, EIA and VZV Ab IgG, EIA Hopefully this will be helpful.
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Your health care provider can make the diagnosis by looking at your skin and asking questions about your medical history.
Tests are rarely needed, but may include taking a skin sample to see if the skin is infected with the virus that causes shingles.
Blood tests may show an increase in white blood cells and antibodies to the chickenpox virus, but they cannot confirm that the rash is due to shingles.
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