The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are given to people who do not have current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no current screening tests or screening guidelines for the early detection of shingles.
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Shingles. The American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/shingles. Accessed May 30, 2013.
Last reviewed May 2018 by James Cornell, MD Last Updated: 7/18/18