Indiana 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 Indiana, 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 Indiana 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

Does Indiana require you to titer test?

Indiana does not require residents to undergo titer testing for any sort of reason. However, certain industries may require employee immunizations where titer testing can be used to determine personal immunity and if such vaccinations are necessary.

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What does a positive titer test mean in Indiana?

When conducting an Indiana titer test, a positive result will mean that a specific amount of antibodies that surpasses an established value has been detected in the body, signaling immunity against a certain infectious pathogen.

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Why are antibody tests (titer tests) important?

Antibody tests are a helpful tool that provide insight into an individual’s level of immunity against various infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B. Test results can also be used to determine if vaccination is required.

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How much do antibody tests (titer tests) cost?

This depends on which type of antibody test is ordered. Health Street offers a variety of individual antibody testing services as well as package deals. For a comprehensive list of antibody tests and pricing, take a look at our antibody test registration page.

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How long are titer tests good for?

Titer test results are records of whether a person has tested positive or negative for immunity against certain diseases. Depending on the type of disease, some employers may require employees to periodically test for antibodies, and may require employees to receive certain vaccinations before they are permitted to work. The frequency of testing depends on many factors, including the industry and the type of disease or vaccine. For more information about specific diseases and the recommended vaccine schedule, try taking a look at our Vaccines & Immunizations page.

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Indiana Antibody Testing Regulations

Various immunizations, or an Indiana antibody test, may be required for university enrollment as well as employment. If you are required to demonstrate immunity against various infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B and varicella-zoster (chickenpox), using either immunization records or an Indiana titer test, it’s important to remain mindful of any Indiana antibody test regulations or laws within the state.

Under current law, there are no Indiana titer test regulations that mandate residents to undergo antibody testing for any sort of reason. However, on an industry level, there are certain healthcare professionals who must demonstrate immunity against specific infectious diseases. With the continuously evolving COVID-19 landscape, it’s also important to remain up to date and speak with your employer to discuss ongoing changes with vaccination mandates.

Indiana Antibody Industry Regulations

In the state of Indiana, there are a few industries that are impacted by immunization requirements. While there is no set immunization requirement for the entirety of the Indiana healthcare industry, the CDC states long-term care facility healthcare workers and patients must possess proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). In such cases, be sure to speak with your employer to discuss if Indiana antibody testing can be used to demonstrate immunity.

Outside of the healthcare industry, Indiana residents also face different immunization requirements when enrolling in an educational institution. In addition to public school, college-level organizations, especially those that offer health professions programs, and in some cases, all resident students, require proof of immunity against various infectious diseases, including rubella and hepatitis B. In some cases, a positive Indiana titer test can be used to substitute the vaccination requirements.

Relevant Indiana Laws, Acts, and Legislation

IC 21-40-5 – Immunization Requirements at State Educational Institutions – various Indiana state codes outlining immunization requirements pertaining to state colleges and universities. To determine personal immunity levels and if additional immunizations are necessary, titer testing can help Indiana residents by testing for a variety of diseases including measles, mumps, and rubella.

Citations

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"Long-Term Care Facility MMR Vaccination Laws." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/publications/topic/menus/mmrvaccinationlaws/index.html
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"Medical Requirements." Indiana University School of Medicine, https://medicine.iu.edu/undergraduate-health-professions/admissions/medical-requirements
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"Indiana State Vaccine Requirements." National Vaccine Information Center, 27 July 2021, https://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/indiana.aspx
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"IC 21-40-5 Immunization Requirements at State Educational Institutions." Indiana General Assembly, http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2021/ic/titles/21#21-40-5