Tetanus Antibody Post IgG
Test Code: 921
Cpt Code:86774 (x1)
Clinical UtilityA common method for evaluating suspected antibody deficiency is to immunize the patient with an appropriately selected vaccine, such as Tetanus, and determine vaccine-specific antibody concentrations in a serum sample 3-4 weeks post-immunization compared to a pre-immunization sample.
ProcedureTetanus Toxoid is used as a solid phase antigen in a sensitive microtiter EIA. Calibrators are referenced to the antitoxin reference preparation 76/589. The recommended protective level is greater than or equal to 0.10 IU/mL. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Assay Range0.01-7.0 IU/mL
Turnaround TimeSetup: Mon and Thur. TAT 2-3 business days from receipt of specimen
NY approved.1 mL, ambient, no special shipping requirements.
Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.
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