Once past the age where immunizations are required for entrance to school, many adults may not give a second thought to vaccinations.
However, if you are planning international travel or working in fields that require or recommend immunization, such as healthcare or childcare, you may need to get vaccinated or prove that you were previously immunized for certain diseases. Furthermore, when vaccine-preventable diseases like the measles grow increasingly more common, you may wonder if your childhood vaccinations provided adequate immunity — particularly since immunization recommendations may have changed since your youth.
If you have lost your immunization records, a titers test determines if your level of immunity is sufficient to protect against certain diseases/ viruses such as the following:
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Mononucleosis (mono)
- Hepatitis B
A high amount of antibodies will indicate that you should have sufficient immunity to certain diseases/viruses.
Before renewing your vaccinations, why not check on your current immunization levels? If you are unsure about your vaccination history, the Titers Panels at ARCpoint Labs of Greenville can help determine whether you have built up the appropriate immunity to certain infectious diseases. Click on the box above or below – “Select a Titers Test, Panel or Profile” – to learn more.
Titers testing can assist by:
- Determining if you’ve had a past infection
- Discovering which immunizations you might need
- Providing insight on the effectiveness of a vaccine
- Detecting if you have mono or a viral form of hepatitis
- Detecting your level of immunity relative to certain diseases/viruses
Simply walk in to one of our wellness-certified locations and request the Titers Panel (click below for more information), with no appointment, doctor’s orders, or insurance needed. We can run the tests you would find at your clinic or hospital at an affordable cost. If you need a titers test, please contact ARCpoint Labs of Greenville at (864) 326-2221 today.