Alabama Titer Testing

Many industries, such as healthcare or education, will require proof of vaccination or immunity against certain diseases. Some people may have no proof of their immunity, or they may be uncertain about their vaccination status. For people who need to provide proof of immunity to an employer in Alabama, Health Street offers antibody testing that can identify if a person has previously been infected with a specific disease or virus. We offer a variety of antibody testing services that can test for different antibodies, such as varicella (Chickenpox), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, measles, mumps, rubella, or COVID-19.

Registering online for a titer test in Alabama is easy. Simply click the “Register Now” button below. If you have questions regarding our services or would like to schedule your appointment via phone, we can also be reached at (888) 378-2499.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are antibody tests (titer tests) important?

Highly populated industries, like healthcare facilities, run the risk of disease outbreaks. Titer testing determines immunity to specific diseases, and employers can offer vaccinations to employees not immune. Employers should keep records of their employees’ immunity status to contagious diseases.

How much do antibody tests cost?

Antibody testing costs vary depending on the lab and which antibodies are being tested. Whether the antibody test is for COVID-19, MMR, Hepatitis or Varicella, one test runs for around $100+. Packages offer discounts for purchasing more than one antibody test.

Does Alabama require you to test?

Alabama does not require antibody testing or vaccination for employment. But the state requires hospitals to follow federal guidelines from the CDC and OSHA. K-12 schools and higher education also have vaccination and titer test regulations.

How long are titers good for?

Titers are good for varying amounts of time. Varicella has been shown to provide immunity for at least ten to twenty years after vaccination. Employees that received the MMR vaccine have life-long immunity. The length of immunity for COVID-19 is still unknown.

Alabama Antibody Testing Regulation

Alabama titer test regulations do not require antibody testing, nor do most employers need to mandate vaccinations. For hospital employees, although there is no specific state regulation or statute that mandates measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines, Arizona law requires hospitals to follow federal regulations. If a vaccination for a particular disease is required, it may be possible for an employee to prove immunity by presenting the results of an antibody (titer) test. An Arizona antibody test might be for MMR, Hepatitis (A, B or C), Varicella or COVID-19.

Alabama Antibody Industry Regulations

There are no Alabama titer test regulations that require employers to test their employees for antibodies. However, hospitals in Alabama are required to follow Federal Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for vaccinations and antibody testing. In Alabama, a hospital is defined as “a health institution planned, organized, and maintained for offering to the public generally facilities and beds for use in the diagnosis and/or treatment of illness, disease, injury, deformity, abnormality or pregnancy.”

Relevant Alabama Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Alabama Senate Bill 267 (Act 2021-493) states that no business, government, or school can mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or ask for proof of vaccination. This law includes students, customers, and constituents.
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Alabama SB 9 restricts employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees.
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Alabama Admin. Code r. 420-5-7-.06 requires hospitals to establish regulations that are consistent with Federal CDC and OSHA requirements.

Citations

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State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/statevaccsApp/AdministrationbyPatientType.asp?PatientTypetmp=Hospital%20Employees#20
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"50-State Chart on Vaccines, Exemptions and Related State Issues." Fisher Phillips, https://www.fisherphillips.com/assets/htmldocuments/Vaccines%20Subcommittee%20-%2050%20State%20Vaccine%20Vaccination%20and%20Immunization.xlsx
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"About the Varicella Vaccines." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/hcp/about-vaccine.html
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"Ask the Experts—Measles, Mumps, and Rubella." Immunize.org, https://www.immunize.org/askexperts/experts_mmr.asp
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"COVID-19 Vaccinations & Act 2021-493." State of Alabama, Office of the Attorney General, 26 July 2021, https://www.alabamaag.gov/Documents/news/AL%20COVID%2019%20Vaccine%20Guidance.pdf
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"SB9." Alabama State Legislature, http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2021SS/PrintFiles/SB9-enr.pdf
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"Alabama State Board of Health, Division of Licensure and Certification, Administration Code, Chapter 420-5-7: Hospitals." State of Alabama, http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/hlth/420-5-7.pdf