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Diphtheria and Tetanus Antibody Profile testing


Diphtheria and Tetanus Antibody Profile

Diphtheria 

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae affecting the nasal and throat mucous membranes. It is transmitted through close contact through respiratory droplets or exposure to a contaminated object.

Symptoms 

  • Bluish skin
  • Chills
  • Drooling 
  • Fever
  • Inflammation of the neck
  • Sore throat

Tetanus

Tetanus is a bacterial infection causing the muscle contractions commonly localized in the jaw and neck also referred to as lockjaw. It is caused by Clostridium tetani, a type of bacteria that enters the systemic circulation as spores through puncture wounds, burns, and injuries. 

Symptoms

  • High blood pressure
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating 

Why should you get tested?

Getting tested for antibodies responding to the causative agents of diphtheria and tetanus provide essential information on monitoring post-vaccination immune responses especially among those who are diagnosed with immunodeficiency disorders. 

Where can you get tested?

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We guarantee your peace of mind as we do not share your test results with insurance companies or any outside parties. You are completely in control over who can review your test results.

 

 

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