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5881-8Varicella zoster virus Ag [Presence] in Skin by ImmunofluorescenceActive

Part Description

LP14853-3   Varicella zoster virus
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a double-stranded alphaherpesvirus that causes seasonal outbreaks of chickenpox and shingles in non-immunized populations. VZV is highly infectious and is transmitted by contact with the ruptured fluid filled blisters and respiratory secretions of infected individuals. Immunity post infection is usually lifelong though the latent virus inhabits the sensory nerve ganglia where it can reactivate causing shingles when immunity declines with aging.[http://jvi.asm.org/content/88/24/13936.full] In the over fifty strains of VZV that have been sequenced it has been found that a single nucleotide polymorphism occurs about every 100 bases. The patterns of polymorphisms in VZV correlate with different geographical regions of infection and is the basis for the classification of viral clades.[https://grose.lab.uiowa.edu/vzv-genomes-and-evolution] Breuer proposed the nomenclature for the VZV clades as 1-5 with the suspected clades VI and VII to be confirmed later. The geographical regions associated with the seven clades are as follows:
Clades 1 and 3-represent the dominant clades of the circulating VZV in Europe and the Americas
Clades 4 and 5-found in Africa
Clade VI found in France, Italy
Clade VII exclusively isolated in the US
Clade 2-Asia from Korea, Japan, China not found in India, Nepal and Bangladesh where clades 4 and 5 were dominant
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5054591/ Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Varicella zoster virus Ag

Additional Names

Short Name
VZV Ag Skin Ql IF
Display Name
VZV Ag IF Ql (Skin)
Consumer Name Alpha
Varicella zoster virus (VZV; Chickenpox) antigen, Skin

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.56
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

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LG32750-8 Varicella zoster virus

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
水痘带状疱疹病毒 抗原:存在情况或阈值:时间点:皮肤:序数型:免疫荧光法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
varicella-zostervirus Ag:aanwezigheid:moment:huid:ordinaal:immunofluorescentie
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Tuulerõugeviirus antigeen:PrThr:Pt:Nahk:Ord:IF
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Virus varicelle-zona Ag:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Peau:Ordinal:Immunofluorescence
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Virus varicelle-zona , Ag:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Peau:Ordinal:Immunofluorescence
fr-FRFrench (France)
Varicelle zona virus Ag:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Peau:Qualitatif:Immunofluorescence
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Varicella-Zoster-Virus Ag:Nachweis oder Schwellenwert:Zeitpunkt:Haut:Ordinal:Immunfluoreszenztest
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Varicella zoster, virus , Ag:PrThr:Pt:Pelle:Ord:IF
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
수두 대상포진 바이러스 항원:임의농도:검사시점:피부:순위척도:면역형광
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Varicella zoster vírus Ag:ACnc:Pt:Pele:Ord:Imunofluorescência
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Varicella zoster вирус Аг:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Кожа:Пор:ИФ
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
antígeno de virus Varicela-zoster:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:piel:ordinal:inmunofluorescencia
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Virus de la varicela zóster Ag:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Piel:Ordinal:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Virus Varicella zoster Antígeno:PrThr:Punto temporal:Piel:Ord:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Varicella zoster virüsü Ag:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Deri:Srl:IF

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