Nevada Titer Testing

Some Nevada employers require antibody testing, also known as titer testing, as part of their pre-employment screening process. Existing employees may also be tested periodically as part of the process to ensure safety in the workplace, especially for industries such as healthcare or education. Titer testing is the first step to determining if someone is immune to certain diseases, such as varicella (Chickenpox), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, measles, mumps, rubella, or COVID-19. If the antibody test indicates that an individual is not immune, Health Street can also provide services for vaccines and immunizations.

To register online for a titer test in Nevada, simply click the “Register Now” button below. To schedule via phone or to contact us with questions regarding your antibody testing services, please reach us at (888) 378-2499.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Nevada require you to titer test?

Nevada titer test regulations and vaccination laws do not require employers to mandate titer tests or vaccinations for their employees. Although vaccinations are not required, titer testing can be used to check for immunity to contagious diseases in the workplace, ensuring the safety of employees. Those that are not immune to a disease should consider vaccination.

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What is different from federal regulations?

Although Nevada antibody test regulations do not exist, federal guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should be considered.

The CDC recommends that employers in high-risk industries, such as healthcare, ensure their employees’ immunity to the following diseases:

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

In addition to the CDC recommendations, OSHA recommends vaccination of COVID-19 for workers at risk for transmission of this disease.

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Why are antibody tests (titer tests) important?

Antibody tests determine which employees have the presence of antibodies to certain communicable diseases. If an employee does not have immunity to a disease, vaccination should be considered. Immunity in the workplace ensures the safety of all workers.

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What do titer tests test for?

Titer tests analyze the blood for the presence of antibodies to certain contagious diseases. These diseases include measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis, varicella, influenza, COVID-19, and meningitis. A positive test concludes that an individual has immunity to the disease.

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What does a positive titer test mean?

A positive titer test means that an individual has antibodies present in the blood, which indicates immunity to that disease. Since vaccination is not required in Nevada, titer tests ensure immunity to these diseases among staff.

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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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Nevada Antibody Industry Regulations

State vaccination laws and Nevada antibody test regulations do not mandate vaccination and titer testing for employees in high-risk industries, including healthcare. If an employer does want to require employees to have certain vaccinations, titer testing can be used to demonstrate immunity to certain diseases, ensuring the safety of the workplace while allowing employees to avoid unnecessary vaccinations.

High-risk industries in Nevada include (but are not limited to):

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Department of corrections
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Public safety and law enforcement
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The state of Nevada and local emergency operations staff
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Education
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Mortuary services
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Airport operations
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Food services and hospitality
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Construction
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Mining

Relevant Nevada Laws, Acts, and Legislation

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Nevada antibody test regulations and vaccination laws don’t require employees to have immunity against Hepatitis B.
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In Nevada, hospitals are not required to ensure their employees are vaccinated against influenza. However, in some situations, prophylactic treatment is required.
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There are no Nevada antibody test regulations or vaccination requirements for the MMR, varicella, or pneumococcal vaccine.
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Nevada antibody test regulations and vaccination laws require vaccinations at universities in the state. However, certain medical conditions may exempt some individuals and titer testing may be used to determine immunity for these diseases.

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#189
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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#190
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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#191
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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#192
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"Nevada Immunization Laws." Immunize Nevada, https://www.immunizenevada.org/immunization-laws
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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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"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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"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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"Nevada's Prioritization Lanes." Immunize Nevada, https://www.immunizenevada.org/nevadas-prioritization-lanes