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We are the titer test experts. Our test results have been accepted at over 1,200 schools (listing) and facilities (listing) nationwide. Accesa Labs has successfully handled the blood titer testing needs of thousands of people for school, work, and vendor credentialing services like Vendormate, RepTrax, Symplr and more.
Through Accesa Labs, you can order a titer test online, get tested at one of thousands of affiliated lab locations, and receive your results electronically in as soon as 3 business days.
Our guaranteed titer test price includes the following:
- A doctor's lab order
- Access to 1000+ Quest lab locations
- All lab fees
- A PDF copy of your results
- Help with interpretation if needed
All of the common immunization titers have numerical results, also known as quantitative, which is required by most schools and workplaces (check the sample reports). Get conveniently tested at a lab near you (find the closest one to you using our Lab Finder).
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What is a titer test?
A titer test is a lab test that measures the concentration of antibodies - a special type of protein made by the immune system - in your blood.
What does an antibody do?
An antibody helps protect your body if you are exposed to a foreign invader (generically called an antigen) like a virus or other infection. Antibodies are specifically made to fit different types of antigens and their unique structures.
How did I get antibodies in my blood?
In terms of antibodies measured in a blood titer test, most people made those antibodies after receiving a vaccine for that virus or infection in the past. Vaccines function by exposing your immune system to a small piece of the antigen so that your immune system can see what it looks like. After seeing it, your immune system develops a memory of that antigen and, if it sees it in the future, will be able to mount a massive protective response to it using antibodies.
How do the antibodies protect me?
Antibodies are unique to specific antigens. If an antibody sees an antigen it is designed for, it can bind it up and form an immune complex. The immune complex can then be destroyed by the rest of the immune system in a variety of ways.
Why is the antibody blood titer test performed?
A titer blood test is performed to see if you have an adequate concentration of antibodies in your blood for a specific infection or antigen. People who are studying or working in environments like healthcare facilities are at a higher risk of being exposed to a variety of different infections as they pursue activities related to patient care. Because of this elevated risk, most organizations are required to make sure that people entering their facilities have adequate immunity to common infections like Hepatitis B, MMR and Varicella.
What is the process for getting my titer test?
Getting a titer test near you at a Quest Diagnostics lab is a relatively straightforward process. After you order online, you will need to go to your selected lab location to get your blood drawn (please follow the instructions provided with your order). At the lab, the phlebotomist will draw a small amount of blood from your veins and the antibody levels in the sample will be measured using the lab's equipment. Once the titer analysis is complete, a lab report will be generated and you will be notified when it is available.
How do I interpret my blood titer results?
On your titer lab report, you will see you results as a number next to the test performed. Along with your result, the lab will also provide the accepted reference ranges that can be used to interpret your titer levels as positive, negative or equivocal. In general, positive means that you are immune while negative or equivocal typically means that you need to be revaccinated. Please refer to the sample reports that we have provided with the specific tests for more detail on what your results will look like.
Are your titers quantitative or qualitative?
Our most common titer tests are quantitative tests. Said another way, on your lab report, you will see a numerical result that represents the relevant antibody concentration in your blood. Quantitative titer results are typically the gold standard required when submitting a lab report to a school, employer or healthcare facility. Qualitative titer tests are another form of testing and will report your results as positive (reactive) or negative (non-reactive). Qualitative antibody testing has, for the most part, fallen out of favor as quantitative results have become more widely accepted.
Are there other ways to prove immunity?
In addition to a positive titer test, many places will also accept documentation with proof of recent vaccinations. Because the immunity conferred by vaccines does wear out over time, some places may not accept older vaccination records and may require that you get a vaccine titer test again.
Why should I get my test through Accesa Labs?
Through our national relationship with Quest Diagnostics, our customers have access to affordable titer test pricing for the lab tests that they need. We know that titer results are time-sensitive and our software checks for results 24/7 and delivers them as soon as they are available to us (i.e. fast). Our titer lab test reports have been accepted by thousands of schools, hospitals, and vendor credentialing companies nationwide and we offer a strong guarantee to our customers.
Is there a difference between Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp or other labs for titer testing?
For the most part, no. All labs provide a reference range against which you can compare your titer test results to determine if you have immunity or not. As a result, when submitting your titer test results to a school or employer, your results will be compared against the reference range on the lab report to determine your status. There might be some subtleties in the antibody titer testing methodologies used at specific labs but this usually only comes into relevance if you are getting these blood tests to track antibody levels for personal reasons.
Do you offer a titer test for dogs or pets?
Although we like dogs and pets, Accesa Labs only offers a titer test for humans. Much like human titer testing, some people often want to get a titer test for their pets to see if the pet has adequate antibody levels in their blood, particularly to avoid repeat or unnecessary vaccinations. Most of the titer tests measured when considering vaccines for pets and dogs are different from the ones measured in human testing.
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What does the titer test price include?
Our prices include the lab order that you need to get tested, all lab fees, a pdf copy of your results and, if needed, help interpreting your test results.
Do I need a lab order from my medical provider?
No. Accesa Labs will provide you with a titer test lab order from one of our doctors. That lab order is included in the price. You can take a look at a sample lab order, included in the cost of your lab test.
Do I have to pay more at the lab?
No. The lab will simply test you.
When do I get my titer test results?
Most test results are available in 3-4 business days. In many cases, we get the results in as soon as 1 business day but it depends on how fast the lab can process your blood titer sample (out of our control). Our software checks for test results throughout the day and will send you secure access to a PDF of your results as soon as we receive them.
How old do I have to be to use this service?
You must be 18 years of age or older. If the patient is under 18, please see the Pediatrics page.
This sounds really easy. What's the catch?
There is no catch. Thousands of clients have used our online titer test services and value our affordable prices and great customer service. Check out our Testimonials.
Please contact us through support.accesalabs.com if you have additional questions.