Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Diphtheria Toxoid IgG Ab, Serum (Sendout)
Soft Order Code
DIPGS

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Diphtheria Antibody
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Antitoxin
Diphtheria Vaccine Response
DTAP Vaccine Response
DIPGS

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay

Test Usage

Determining a patient's immunological response to diphtheria toxoid vaccination.

Reference Range

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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Post-vaccination samples should be collected 4-6 weeks from the date of vaccination.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Post-vaccination samples should be collected 4-6 weeks from the date of vaccination.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86317
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
5116-9

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.