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Screening for Shingles

Screening is done to find a problem and treat it early. Tests are given to people who do not have symptoms but who may be at high risk.

There are no current screening tests or screening guidelines for the early detection of shingles.

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Last reviewed November 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD, FACP  Last Updated: 11/15/2021