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Tetanus antitoxoid

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB855

 

Methodology: 

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Unacceptable conditions: Gross hemolysis • Gross lipemia • Grossly icteric
Stability: Room temperature: 4 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen -20 C: 30 days Frozen -70 C or lower: Indefinite

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani. Immunization with Tetanus Antitoxoid is effective with boosters. This test assesses Tetanus Antitoxoid Antibody following booster immunization. Immunization

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=4862

CPT Code(s): 

86774

Last Changed: 

8/16/2017 3:04:21

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 3:04:21