DIPHTHERIA/TETANUS ANTIBODIES, IgG

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Diphtheria Toxoid IgG Abs: >0.1 IU/mL
Tetanus Toxoid IgG Abs: >0.1 IU/mL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeDITET
CPT-4 Code (s)
86317 x 2
LOINC Codes
Diphtheria   13227-4  
Tetanus   6367-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory