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Screening for Shingles

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually given to people who do not have current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

At this time, there are no screening tests or screening guidelines for the early detection of shingles.

Revision Information

  • NINDS shingles information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: Updated January 10, 2013. Accessed May 30, 2013.

  • Shingles. The American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: Accessed May 30, 2013.

  • Stankus SJ, Dlugopolski M, et al. Management of herpes zoster (shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia. Am Fam Physician. 2000;61(8). Available at: Accessed May 30, 2013.

  • Zoster. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated May 20, 2013. Accessed May 30, 2013.

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