|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
|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|
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
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|
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