Tdap Titer

This blood test checks the Tdap titer level (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis).

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Tdap Titer FAQ

What is a Tdap titer?

A Tdap titer is a blood test that checks for immunity (from prior vaccination or infection) to Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap).

Who gets a Tdap titer test?

A Tdap titer test is typically ordered by healthcare workers to meet credentialing requirements. Additionally, some people get the Tdap titer to check immunity when they will be exposed to a pregnant woman or a new baby.

What type of Tdap titer results will I receive?

Our Tdap titer is the gold standard quantitative (i.e. a number) IgG titer test.

What does a positive Tdap titer result mean?

A positive Tdap titer generally means that you are considered immune and do not need to be revaccinated.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Tdap 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.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on September 11, 2017

Tdap Titer for $189

Tdap Titer - More Information

The Tdap titer is a blood titer test that measures levels of the tetanus and diphtheria titer and the pertussis titer.

The Tdap blood titer checks for immunity that is typically conferred on a person after they receive the Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine has largely replaced the Td vaccine as the standard in immunization schedules given the added protection that it offers in a single dose.

One other reason while some people prefer the Tdap titer test over getting revaccinated with the Tdap immunization is that the Tdap vaccine is quite painful when administered. Some describe the feeling of the Tdap vaccination as being punched in the arm which makes getting the Tdap titer alternative more palatable.

Sometimes, Tdap and DTaP are acronyms that are used interchangeably to represent the combination of blood tests or vaccines representing tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis but that is not entirely accurate. In the medical world, DTaP typically refers to the DTaP vaccine which is given to younger children. On the other hand, Tdap usually refers to the Tdap vaccine which is given to children over the age of 11 and adults. Because the Tdap and DTaP vaccines are slightly different, they should be thought of differently.

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