Tetanus Antibody, IgG
0050535
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
TETANUS
Methodology
Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) "Pre" and "post" vaccine specimens can be submitted separately or together for testing; if shipped separately, "post" specimen must be received within 60 days of "pre" specimen. Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or "Post-Vaccine".  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma or other body fluids. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Antibody concentration of > 0.1 IU/mL is usually considered protective.
Interpretive Data
Responder status is determined according to the ratio of a one-month post-vaccination specimen to pre-vaccination concentration of tetanus IgG antibodies as follows:

1. If the post-vaccination concentration is less than 1.0 IU, the patient is considered a nonresponder.
2. If the post-vaccination concentration is greater than or equal to 1.0 IU, a patient with a ratio of less than 1.5 is a nonresponder, a ratio of 1.5 to less than 3.0, a weak responder, and a ratio of 3.0 or greater, a good responder.
3. If the pre-vaccination concentration is greater than 1.0, it may be difficult to assess the response based on a ratio alone. A post-vaccination concentration above 2.5 IU in this case is usually adequate.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86317
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050535Tetanus Antibody, IgG
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Cross References
  • Anti-tetanus toxoid IgG
  • C. tetani
  • Clostridium tetani
  • Tetanus Immune Response
  • Tetanus toxoid antibodies
  • Tetanus Vaccine Response