Chickenpox and shingles are caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Some groups of people are at higher risk of complications if infected with VZV, including pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by HBV, which spreads through contact with blood or other body fluids from an infected person. Our test looks for hepatitis B surface antibodies (anti-HBs) in the blood.
Measles, mumps, and rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have serious health complications. Measles and mumps are contagious viral infections transmitted through respiratory secretions or saliva (with mumps only). Rubella is a viral infection that causes a fine red rash and flu-like symptoms, such as a high temperature, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.