Immunization Titers & Immunity Titers

Useful information about the Immunization Titers

What are Immunizations?

Immunizations are also known as vaccinations or vaccines. They are medical substances injected in the body to generate an immune response to a disease with the hopes that the body will learn how to protect against the disease if exposed again.

What are Immunization Titers?

After one has received an immunization to a disease, one should have antibodies to that disease floating around in the blood. Immunization titers are blood tests used to measure the amount of antibodies in the blood to a specific disease. Generally accepted guidelines have been established that set the threshholds at which these immunity titers should be if one is to be considered "immune" to a disease.

Why do I need an Immunization Titer?

Immunization titers are frequently needed by people working in the healthcare field. They serve as proof that one has immunity to diseases that one might encounter in a healthcare setting. Immunization titers for Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella are commonly required to prove immunity.

How long does it take to get Immunization Titers?

The first step is to get your blood drawn. Once that's done, the Immunizations Titers will be processed. For common titers like Hepatitis B, MMR & Varicella, it typically takes 4-5 days before your results are ready. For less common titers such as Polio, it might take 1-2 weeks.

How does one go about getting Immunization Titers?

Some personal doctors can order an Immunization Titer for you. You would have to ask.

I don't have insurance. How much do Immunization Titers cost?

Prices for Immunization Titers can range widely. If you need an affordable option
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