Test ID: ZH113
Specimen Type: SST
Frequency: Setup: M-F: Analytic time : 1 day
Instructions: 1.0 ml serum from SST, refrigerated in plastic vial
Text: This test should not be used to diagnose tetanus infection. The diagnosis of tetanus is made by clinical observation. A positive wound culture for the agent of tetanus, Clostridium tetani, may support, but does not confirm the diagnosis. Toxin assays for tetanospasmin may be useful, buta are only available in a few laboratories. Contact your public health laboratory for further guidance in cases of suspected tetanus.
The results obtained from either of these assays are not diagnostic prooffor the lack of protection against tetanus or the presence of immunodeficiency.
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)