Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

TETANUS AB TITER

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
TETAN      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86774         Geisinger Epic ID: 7472

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated (cold packs): 15 days. Frozen: 30 days. Frozen -70°C: Stable indefinitely.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Healthy immunized > 0.10 IU/mL.
CPT code(s):
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:
Tetanus antibody.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
Tetanus
tetanus antibody titer, Quest test code 4862
Clinical significance:
Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani. Immunization with Tetanus Antitoxoid is effective with boosters. This test assesses Tetanus Antitoxoid Antibody following booster immunization. Immunization supports an intact humoral antibody response.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily p.m.; Report available: next day.    
Performed stat? No
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