About Tetanus screen
What is tetanus?
Tetanus is a serious infection caused by the Clostridium tetani bacteria. A toxin produced by the bacteria affects the nervous system causing muscle spasms and stiffness. Symptoms may include a lockjaw and difficulty swallowing as a result of the effect on muscles.
Tetanus is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment. Tetanus can be prevented by vaccination. Tetanus antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system in response to the vaccination which helps the body to defend against the bacteria upon an infection.
Booster vaccinations are required after the first vaccination to make sure your body has enough antibodies to fight off infections.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of tetanus antibodies in the blood and can be used to assess how well you are protected against tetanus.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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