1-3 business days Description:
Diphtheria is a severe spreadable disease which affects the respiratory tract.
It causes symptoms such as:
- Sore throat
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble breathing
- Heart failure
Diphtheria can be fatal if not treated.
The disease is very rare in the U.S. because of most people being vaccinated against it. The CDC recommends that all children be vaccinated against diphtheria with a vaccine that also protects against tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis). Because immunity can fade over time, the CDC also recommends that teens and adults get a booster shot every 10 years.Methodology:
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Immunoassay (ELISA)Reference Range(s):
=0.01 IU/mL (Post-Vaccination)
<0.01 IU/mL Non-Protective Antibody Level
=0.01 IU/mL Protective Antibody LevelAlternative Name(s):
DPT Titer,Anti DiphtheriaNote: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.