Diagnosis of chronic VZV encephalitis
Microbiology - Serology
Both CSF and Serum are sent to LabPlus, AKL
Consultation with neurology and microbiologists mandatory
Both serum and CSF are required for this test
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Both Serum and CSF are required for this test
Cerebral VZV vasculopathy. VZV DNA may not be detectable in CSF, may require VZV antibody on CSF.
Serum and CSF IgG is expressed as a ratio and interpreted by LabPlus, Auckland
VZ IgG serum/ CSF ratio available at Labplus. All requests require approval from a Microbiologist prior to requesting.
Referred to Labplus, Auckland
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