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Diphtheria Toxoid IgG Antibody, Serum

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Test Description
Diphtheria Toxoid IgG Antibody, Serum
Synonym(s)

Anti-diphtheria toxoid; Corynebacterium diphtheria; Diphtheria Immune Response; Diphtheria toxoid antibodies

Test ID
DIPGS
General Information

Useful for:



  • Determining a patient's immunological response to diphtheria toxoid vaccination

  • Aids in the evaluation of immunodeficiency

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Requirements

  • Preferred: Serum Gel

  • Acceptable: Red Top

Stability

  • Refrigerated (preferred): 30 days

  • Frozen: 30 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

  • Gross hemolysis

  • Gross lipemia

  • Gross icterus

  • Heat inactivated specimen

Limitations

This assay does not provide diagnostic proof of lack of protection against diphtheria or the presence of absence of immunodeficiency. Results must be confirmed by clinical findings and other serological tests.

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Estimated TAT

1-4 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Friday

Test Includes

  • Diphtheria IgG Ab

  • Diphtheria IgG Value

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

86317

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

0.4 mL

Reference Range

Vaccinated: Positive (≥ 0.01 IU/mL)
Unvaccinated: Negative (< 0.01 IU/mL)

Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

45166-6, 48654-8