Diphtheria Antitoxoid Antibodies
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 1-3 business days
Note: 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.

Description: Diphtheria is a severe spreadable disease which affects the respiratory tract.
It causes symptoms such as:

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.

Alternative Name(s): DPT Titer, Anti Diphtheria