Effect of transfusions on serologic testing for antibody to varicella

Jean Taylor‐Wiedeman, Philip A. Brunell, Clementina Geiser, Ziad M. Shehab, Lisa S. Frierson

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Serologic testing of patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia for susceptibility to varicella was confounded by prior administration of blood products. Packed red cell transfusions produced fewer problems than plasmarich transfusions. Seronegative individuals may be transiently seropositive for several weeks. Specimens submitted for serologic testing should be accompanied by information on recent receipt of blood products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986


  • immunoenzyme techniques
  • leukemia
  • passive immunization
  • varicella
  • varicella zoster immune globulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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