Michigan 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 Michigan, 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 Michigan 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Michigan require you to test?
There are currently no Michigan antibody test regulations in place. In industries where vaccinations are required, employees may be able to submit a positive titer test as a replacement for a vaccination record.
Why are antibody tests important?
Antibody testing can determine if a person has immunity against certain diseases. This process may be necessary for those who are unsure of their vaccination status, or for employers that require proof of immunity to diseases. Testing for antibodies in the blood is also commonly performed to avoid unnecessary vaccinations for someone who has already developed immunity.
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.
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.
Michigan Antibody Industry Regulations
The state of Michigan generally does not require vaccinations for adults, regardless of their occupation or industry. There are also no Michigan titer test requirements for adults. However, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services refers to the CDC’s recommended adult immunization schedule for those 19 and older.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently updated their publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” to indicate that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from requiring employees to provide a positive COVID-19 antibody test as a condition of employment. There are no Michigan antibody test regulations regarding COVID-19.
While there are no state-mandated vaccination requirements or Michigan titer test regulations for college-aged students, each college or university has the power to set its own requirements. Many of the state’s major universities require COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots for students, faculty, and staff. It’s also common for institutions to require weekly COVID-19 testing for those who choose not to get vaccinated.
Many Michigan colleges and universities also require proof of vaccination or immunity to other vaccine-preventable diseases including Measles, Rubella (German measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), and Pertussis. If records are not available, it’s often possible to use a blood titer/antibody test to prove immunity in lieu of re-vaccination. Vaccination and titer testing requirements vary depending on the institution and sometimes on the department. For this reason, it’s best to contact the school directly to confirm current requirements.
Michigan Antibody Industry Regulations
Healthcare workers in Michigan must be offered the hepatitis B vaccine if their occupational-related tasks involve exposure or reasonably anticipated exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material. However, they are not required to accept the offer or provide a Michigan titer test to prove immunity.
In some major Michigan cities, including Detroit, all public school teachers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who object for medical or religious reasons must provide proof of regular COVID-19 testing and wear face coverings. Since federal law prohibits employers from requiring COVID-19 antibody testing, this is not an alternative for those who prefer not to be vaccinated.