Tetanus antibodies




  • This test may be used as a marker of immune function
  • It may be used to assess response to vaccine
  • This is not used for diagnosis of current disease. For diagnosis of suspected clinical tetanus please contact a Consultant Microbiologist urgently.

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Vaccine history
  • History of immune compromise


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

10 - 14 days

Page last reviewed: 25/11/2013