Diphtheria Titer


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Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 4865

Diphtheria is a type of bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae that cause infection in children, but can also sometimes cause infection in adults. This infection can range from mild to severe, and is spread by respiratory droplets. It can lead to complications such as myocarditis, inflammation of nerves, kidney problems. As a result of this, a diphtheria vaccine is part of the standard childhood vaccination schedule in most countries. This test measures a quantitative amount of the antibodies to Diphtheria in the blood in order to determine whether the host has indeed achieved immunity, or whether requires booster vaccinations.

This test is performed in following conditions such as:

• A thick, gray membrane covering your throat and tonsils
• A sore throat and hoarseness
• Swollen glands (enlarged lymph nodes) in your neck
• Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
• Nasal discharge
• Fever and chills
• Malaise

Also Known As: Diphtheria Toxin Antibodies


The Diphtheria Titer test has no special requirements.


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround time for this test is typically 2-3 business days.