Immunity Panel Plus

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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.

Also known as: HAV Antibody, HAV Total, Hepatitis A Antibody Total

Hepatitis A Ab, Total

Also known as: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Quantitative

Hepatitis B Surface

Also known as: MMR IgG Panel Measles Mumps Rubella

Measles Antibody (IgG)

Mumps Virus

Rubella Antibody (IgG)

Also known as: Chicken Pox, Herpes Zoster, Shingles, VaricellaZoster Virus Antibody IgG

Varicella Zoster Virus

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The Immunity Panel Plus panel contains 4 tests with 6 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The Immunity Panel Plus is a comprehensive set of tests designed to evaluate an individual's immunity to certain infectious diseases. This panel includes tests for Hepatitis A Antibody Total, Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative, Measles IgG Antibody, Mumps IgG Antibody, Rubella IgG Antibody, and Varicella-Zoster Virus IgG Antibody. It is often used to determine if an individual has immunity, either from previous infections or vaccinations, against these specific diseases.

Please Note: Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody IgG #4439 reliably measures immunity due to previous infection but may not be sensitive enough to detect antibodies induced by vaccination. Thus, a negative result in a vaccinated individual does not necessarily indicate susceptibility to VZV infection. A more sensitive test for vaccination-induced immunity is Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody Immunity Screen, ACIF #14505.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

When and Why the Immunity Panel Plus May Be Ordered

The Immunity Panel Plus may be ordered for various reasons, including pre-employment screening for healthcare workers, preparation for travel, enrollment in educational programs, or to assess immunity in individuals with uncertain vaccination records. It's particularly relevant for individuals in settings where exposure to these diseases poses a significant risk, such as schools, healthcare facilities, and certain workplaces.

What the Immunity Panel Plus Checks For

  • Hepatitis A Antibody Total: Detects antibodies to the hepatitis A virus, indicating past exposure or immunity following vaccination.

  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative: Measures the level of antibodies against the hepatitis B virus surface antigen, assessing immunity from vaccination or natural infection.

  • Measles IgG Antibody: Identifies IgG antibodies to the measles virus, indicating immunity due to vaccination or previous infection.

  • Mumps IgG Antibody: Detects IgG antibodies against the mumps virus, showing immunity from either vaccination or natural infection.

  • Rubella IgG Antibody: Measures IgG antibodies to rubella, suggesting immunity following vaccination or past infection.

  • Varicella-Zoster Virus IgG Antibody: Assesses IgG antibodies to the varicella-zoster virus, indicating immunity to chickenpox from vaccination or natural infection.

Conditions and Diseases Detected by the Panel

The Immunity Panel Plus can help in assessing protection against several diseases:

  • Hepatitis A: A liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The presence of antibodies indicates immunity.

  • Hepatitis B: Another liver infection, caused by the hepatitis B virus. Immunity is shown by the presence of surface antibodies.

  • Measles: A highly contagious viral disease. IgG antibodies indicate immunity.

  • Mumps: A viral infection known for causing swollen salivary glands. Detected IgG antibodies signify immunity.

  • Rubella: Also known as German measles, a viral infection preventable by vaccination. Immunity is indicated by the presence of IgG antibodies.

  • Varicella (Chickenpox): A common childhood illness caused by the varicella-zoster virus. IgG antibodies demonstrate immunity.

Using the Immunity Panel Plus in Treatment and Monitoring

Healthcare professionals use the Immunity Panel Plus to:

  • Determine Vaccination Needs: The absence of antibodies for any of these diseases may indicate the need for vaccination to prevent infection.

  • Evaluate Immune Status: For individuals with uncertain vaccination histories or potential exposure to these diseases, the panel provides clarity on their immune status.

  • Guide Public Health Decisions: In settings where disease outbreaks are a concern, this panel helps in making informed decisions to protect public health.

The Immunity Panel Plus is a vital tool in preventive healthcare, offering insights into an individual's immunity against key infectious diseases. By identifying immunity status, this panel aids in preventing disease outbreaks, especially in high-risk environments, and ensures that individuals are adequately protected through vaccination or natural immunity. This proactive approach to health management underscores the importance of understanding one's immune status in maintaining individual and public health.

We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.

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