Diphtheria and Tetanus Antitoxoids

Last Modified: 3/25/2019 1:59:22 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a 2 Plastic Vials
Collection Instructions: Serum must be separated equally into two separate Plastic vials. 
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL Serum equally separated in 2 plastic vials
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient (transport)
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric
Reference Range:
Diphtheria Antitoxoid ≥0.10 IU/mL
Tetanus Antitoxoid ≥0.10 IU/mL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance:

Used to evaluate diphtheria immunization response. Antibody levels of > or = to 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective. For Pre and Post vaccination testing to assess normal immune response, please refer to Test Code 10680, Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Pre and Post Vaccination.

Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani. Immunization with Tetanus Antitoxoid is effective with boosters in immunocompetent individuals. Antibody levels of > or = to 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective. However, tetanus can still occur in some individuals with such antibody levels. These results should not be used to determine the necessity to administer antitoxin when clinically indicated. For Pre and Post vaccination testing to assess normal immune response, please refer to Test Code 91424, Tetanus Antitoxoid, Pre and Post Vaccination

Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 1 to 4 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: TETA1
EPIC Test Code: IMO412
Send Out Test Code: 34042
Alternate Test Names: Former Name: Tetanus and Diptheria Toxoid IgG Anti
Included Tests: Diphtheria Antitoxoid; Tetanus Antitoxoid
CPT Coding: 86648, 86774

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