Assessment of an antibody response to tetanus toxoid vaccine. This test should not be used to diagnose tetanus infection.
Results > or =0.01 suggest a vaccine response. A tetanus toxoid booster should strongly be considered for patients with anti-tetanus toxoid IgG values between 0.01 and 0.5 IU/mL. Some cases of tetanus, usually mild, have occasionally been observed in patients who have a measurable serum level of 0.01 to 1.0 IU/mL.
1 - 4 days
- TETANUS ANTITOXOID ANTIBODY
- Clostridium tetani Antitoxin
- Tetanus Vaccine Response
- Tetanus Antibody
- DTAP Vaccine Response
Collect specimen in 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.
Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.