CLEVELAND (Request A Test) August 15, 2011 – In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, is offering a discounted Immunity Panel that includes testing for hepatitis A, hepatitis B surface antibody, MMR antibodies and varicella zoster virus antibodies.
The month of August is the most practical time to promote immunization awareness because children are going back to school, older students are entering college, and healthcare workers are getting ready for the upcoming flu season. Before vaccinations were available, children were disproportionately affected by mortality rates associated with tuberculosis, polio, smallpox and many other diseases that can now be prevented.
Even with the radically increased availability of testing and vaccination services, immunization awareness is still a critical factor in protecting adults and children against many common, infectious diseases.
“Some individuals may not be aware that they have immunity,” says Noelle Perez, President of Request A Test. “We offer testing that can help determine your immunity status for hepatitis A & B, varicella (chicken pox), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella).”
In addition to discovering immunity status for infectious diseases, it’s equally important to ascertain the effectiveness of previous vaccinations.
“For individuals who have been vaccinated and are wondering whether their vaccines are still effective, ordering a blood test may help them determine whether or not they are ready for another vaccine,” says Perez.
Immunization also helps protect those who aren’t fortunate enough to receive immunizations themselves. For many, the best defense against contracting a preventable infectious disease is by mitigating the risk of exposure. Children under one year old can’t be immunized for certain diseases, nor can children with certain medical conditions like leukemia. Others simply don’t respond to vaccinations that develop immunity. These people rely on the vaccination of others to help stop the spread of diseases before they potentially reach them.
Help promote National Immunization Awareness Month and discover your immunization status today.
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About Request A Test
Request A Test is a nationwide lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Committed to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and precise information in a high quality, professional setting.