Pertussis Titer Blood Test

Whooping Cough, Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies, IgG


Test Code: 161745
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

 Pertussis Titer Blood Test

The Pertussis Titer test is typically done to check for immunity to the bacteria that causes Whooping Cough.  Results for this test provide a quantitative measurement for the level of protective antibodies.  This test can also be used to aid in the diagnosis of an acute infection. 

This test may be ordered by someone who has been vaccinated and wishes to verify the status of their immunity or is not sure if they have been vaccinated.  Pertussis vaccinations are typically given to infants but may lose effectiveness as a person grows older.  Verifying immune status is recommended for anyone who is at high risk for infection such as children entering school, healthcare workers, and people planning to travel internationally.

The Pertussis titer is also included in the Tdap Panel along with Tetanus and Diphtheria.

Turnaround time for this test is typically 2-3 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.

Requirements:

The Pertussis Titer test has no special requirements.

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Pertussis Titer Blood Test

Whooping Cough, Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies, IgG, Filamentous Hemagglutinin Antigen IgG


Test Code: 17826
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

 Pertussis Titer Blood Test

The Pertussis Titer test is typically done to check for immunity to the bacteria that causes Whooping Cough.  Results for this test provide a quantitative measurement for the level of protective antibodies.  This test can also be used to aid in the diagnosis of an acute infection. This test includes the Pertussis toxin IgG, Filamentous Hemagglutinin Antigen IgG.

This test may be ordered by someone who has been vaccinated and wishes to verify the status of their immunity or is not sure if they have been vaccinated.  Pertussis vaccinations are typically given to infants but may lose effectiveness as a person grows older.  Verifying immune status is recommended for anyone who is at high risk for infection such as children entering school, healthcare workers, and people planning to travel internationally.

The Pertussis titer is also included in the Tdap Panel along with Tetanus and Diphtheria.

Turnaround time for this test is typically 2-3 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.

Requirements:

The Pertussis Titer test has no special requirements.

Categories: