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Tetanus Antitoxoid Antibodies

Test ID: 

705333

CPT code:

86317

Synonyms:

Tetanus Toxin Antibodies

Clinical Use:

Assess immunity against tetanus by determining levels of circulating antibodies to tetanus toxin or to measure the immune response, postvaccination, in individuals suspected of immunodeficiency disorders

Test Information:

Limitations
Determination of tetanus toxoid antibodies is of no value in assessing the need for prophylactic or therapeutic management. Immunity declines with age, and boosters are recommended every 10 years.

Specimen Type:

Serum 

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature; do not freeze

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

Unstable

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; lipemia; bacterial contamination

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