Diphtheria and Tetanus Antitoxoids

The Diphtheria and Tetanus Antitoxoids test contains 1 test with 2 biomarkers.

Diphtheria and Tetanus Antitoxoids

Clinical Significance

Diphtheria and Tetanus Antitoxoids - Used to evaluate diphtheria immunization response. Antibody levels of > or = to 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective. For Pre and Post vaccination testing to assess normal immune response, please refer to Test Code 10680, Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Pre and Post Vaccination.

Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani. Immunization with Tetanus Antitoxoid is effective with boosters in immunocompetent individuals. Antibody levels of > or = to 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective. However, tetanus can still occur in some individuals with such antibody levels. These results should not be used to determine the necessity to administer antitoxin when clinically indicated. For Pre and Post vaccination testing to assess normal immune response, please refer to Test Code 91424, Tetanus Antitoxoid, Pre and Post Vaccination.

Diphtheria Antitoxoid≥0.10 IU/mLTetanus Antitoxoid≥0.10 IU/mL

 

 

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Diphtheria Antitoxoid

Tetanus Antitoxoid

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