Tetanus and Diptheria
Tetanus and Diptheria Antibody Profile
Tetanus is a an extremely serious infection affecting the bodys nervous system and muscles, the disease is also commonly known as lockjaw.. The infection is caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani (C. tetani) that spreads through an injury or wound. This potentially life threatening bacteria is generated by spores that are found in soil around the world. Tetanus can travel to the spinal cord and brain stem, causing widespread muscle and reflex problems.
In the United States most incidents of tetanus occur when a person has not been vaccinated against the disease. Because of the deadly nature of this infection tetanus immunization is highly stressed. Immunization is believed to provide protection for approximately 10 years, so if you are not sure when you were last vaccinated against this disease it is important that you get tested.
1. Purchase Tests
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(Note: A $10 laboratory fee is added to your total when you purchase one or more blood tests.)
2. Visit a Lab
After purchasing your testing you will receive an email with your lab requisition. Bring this form to the laboratory.
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No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize your wait time.
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If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)
3. Get Results
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