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DITET/DTABS-M
DIPHTHERIA / TETANUS ANTIBODY PANEL, SERUM

Test Code DITET/DTABS-M 
Test DIPHTHERIA / TETANUS ANTIBODY PANEL, SERUM 
Methodology Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) 
Description Useful for Assessment of an antibody response to tetanus and diphtheria toxoid vaccines

An aid to diagnose immunodeficiency

FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY
NOTE:
1. For Tetanus Antibody, third party billing IS NOT AVAILABLE for this test. When ordered on Medicare patients, a properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen.
2. Performance characteristics have been determined by the performing laboratory. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings 

Specimen Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.8 mL) of serum refrigerated 
Reference Values Diphtheria:

Results > or =0.01 IU/mL suggest a vaccine response.

A diphtheria toxoid booster should be considered for patients with anti-diphtheria toxoid IgG values between 0.01 and <0.1 IU/mL

Tetanus:
Results > or =0.01 IU/mL suggest a vaccine response.

A tetanus toxoid booster should strongly be considered for patients with anti-tetanus toxoid IgG values between 0.01 and 0.5 IU/mL.

Some cases of tetanus, usually mild, have occasionally been observed in patients who have a measurable serum level of 0.01 to 1.0 IU/mL. 

Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 86317 2