Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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DIPHTHERIA AND TETANUS ANTITOXOIDS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1356         Geisinger Epic ID: 53345

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL serum collected in each of two separate tubes; minimum 0.3 mL (x2)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86648, 86774
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Tetanus Antitoxoid
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 34042, Diphth & Tet
Clinical significance:
Used to evaluate diphtheria immunization response. Antibody levels of > or = to 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective. For Pre and Post vaccination testing to assess normal immune response, please refer to Test Code 10680, Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Pre and Post Vaccination. Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani. Immunization with Tetanus Antitoxoid is effective with boosters in immunocompetent individuals. Antibody levels of > or = to 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective. However, tetanus can still occur in some individuals with such antibody levels. These results should not be used to determine the necessity to administer antitoxin when clinically indicated. For Pre and Post vaccination testing to assess normal immune response, please refer to Test Code 91424, Tetanus Antitoxoid, Pre and Post Vaccination.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily; Report available: 1 day    
Performed stat? No
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