Delaware 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 Delaware, 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 Delaware 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

What is different from federal regulations?

Delaware titer test regulations and vaccination laws do not require employers to mandate vaccinations or titer tests in the workplace. However, certain employers may choose to follow federal guidelines, especially if their employees interact with vulnerable populations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends testing high-risk industries, such as healthcare, for the following diseases:

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Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
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Varicella
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Hepatitis B
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Influenza
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Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
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Meningitis

In addition, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that workers who are in ” areas of substantial or high community transmission” be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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Why are antibody tests (titer tests) important?

Since vaccinations are not required in Delaware, titer tests can check for immunity to communicable diseases among employees, ensuring safety in the workplace. If an employee does not show the presence of antibodies, vaccination should be considered.

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How much do antibody tests cost?

The price for Delaware antibody tests varies, depending on the lab and disease being tested. A single antibody test may range from $100 to $200. Some testing sites offer packages that include multiple tests at a discounted rate.

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Does Delaware require you to test?

Delaware titer test regulations and vaccination laws do not require titer tests or vaccinations, except for COVID-19. State and healthcare employees that are not vaccinated against COVID-19 must submit to routine testing. Antibody testing might be considered to show immunity to these diseases.

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What do titer tests test for?

Titer tests check for the presence of antibodies of certain communicable diseases in the blood. These diseases include measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis, varicella, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and meningitis. The presence of antibodies proves immunity to these diseases.

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What does a positive titer test mean?

Titer tests check for the presence of antibodies in the blood to certain diseases. A positive titer test indicates immunity to a particular disease. If an employee has a negative titer test, vaccination should be considered.

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Delaware Antibody Industry Regulations

Delaware titer test regulations and vaccination laws do not require employers to mandate vaccines among their employees. However, as of 2021, Delaware state employees and healthcare workers must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or otherwise submit to regular testing. Healthcare workers are those in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, family care homes, and acute and outpatient facilities including hospitals, adult daycares, and outpatient surgery centers.

Apart from COVID-19, Delaware titer test regulations and vaccination laws do not require employers to mandate titer testing or vaccinations for healthcare workers. Although Delaware antibody test regulations and vaccination laws are nearly nonexistent in the state, employers that are concerned about the transmission of contagious diseases are advised to follow federal guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Relevant Delaware Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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The State of Delaware State of Emergency Declaration Order January 3, 2022; 20 Del. C. Chapter 3137 requires state employees, including Medicare and Medicaid providers, to be fully vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19.
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Vaccination and Testing Requirements for various healthcare facilities went into effect in September of 2021. All Delaware healthcare workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive routine COVID-19 testing.

Citations

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“COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Updates for Long-Term Care Facilities, Health Care Facilities, and State Employees.” Delaware News, 12 August 2021, https://news.delaware.gov/2021/08/12/covid-19-vaccination-and-testing-updates-for-long-term-care-facilities-health-care-facilities-and-state-employees/
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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
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“Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html
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“Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace.” United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework
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“COVID Data Tracker.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view?list_select_state=all_states&list_select_county=all_counties&data-type=Risk
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“COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy and Procedures.” State of Delaware Department of Human Services, https://dhr.delaware.gov/policies/documents/covid19-vaccination-and-test-policy.pdf
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“COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” Office of the Governor, State of Delaware, https://governor.delaware.gov/health-soe/