Haemophilus Influenzae B IgG (HIB) Titer Blood Test
Test Code: 138271
Specimen Type: Blood
Haemophilus Influenzae B IgG (HIB) Titer Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures antibodies to Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB). Haemophilus Influenzae is a bacteria that can cause a number of illnesses including Bacterial Meningitis, although not the flu. HIB can also cause ear and sinus infections, some types of pneumonia, and make conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) worse. People with HIB can spread it through coughing and sneezing, or through infected bodily fluids. It is common for people to be vaccinated against HIB when they are infants. A HIB Titer Antibody test looks for IgG antibodies which typically develop after a person has been vaccinated and provide protection from being infected. The results of this test can show proof of a person's immune status if they do not have current vaccination records or are unsure if they have immunity.
Despite its name, Haemophilus Influenzae does not cause the flu. Please see our Influenzae Antibody Titer for a test that can help determine if a person has the flu and which type they have. For additional titer immunity tests, please see out titer testing category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.