What is a Pertussis titer?
A Pertussis titer is a blood test that checks for immunity (from prior vaccination or infection) to Bordatella pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough.
Who gets a Pertussis titer test?
A Pertussis titer test is typically ordered by healthcare workers for credentialing requirements (e.g. hospital, RepTrax, Vendormate) and students studying in healthcare programs. Additionally, some people get the Pertussis titer to check immunity when they plan to see a pregnant woman or a new baby.
What type of Pertussis titer results will I receive?
Our Pertussis titer is the gold standard quantitative (i.e. a number) IgG titer test.
What does a positive Pertussis titer result mean?
A positive Pertussis titer generally means that you are considered immune and do not need to be revaccinated.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Pertussis Titer is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.