Onsite Flu Vaccination Program
Every year influenza, or “flu,” affects employers and businesses. Influenza costs an estimated $10.4 billion a year in direct medical expenses and an additional $16.3 billion in lost earnings annually.* ARCpoint of Southern Maryland offers a proactive and innovative approach that saves time and money to you and your employees. ARCpoint of Southern Maryland Labs can come on-site to your organization and provide flu shots to your employees.
*as reported by CDC Foundation, citing a 2007 study: Molinari NA, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Messonnier ML, et al. The annual impact of seasonal influenza in the US: measuring disease burden and costs. Vaccine. 2007; 25(27):508
Credentialing Services & More
ARCpoint Labs of Southern Maryland provides titer testing, vaccinations, and credentialing services to individuals, organizations, schools and businesses, including:
- Tech Schools, Colleges, Universities with Allied Health Programs:
- Medical Assisting, Nursing, Dental, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Certified Nursing Assistants,
- Phlebotomy, Emergency Medical Technician/EMT, Veterinary
- Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior/Retirement Communities
- Home Care Agencies
- Home Health Agencies
- Physician Practices
- Dental Practices
- Orthodontist Practices
- Endodontics/Oral Surgery Practices
- Surgery Centers
- Physical Therapy Centers
- Childcare Centers, Preschools
- Employers with International Travelers
- Correctional institutions (staff and inmates)
- School Staff
ARCpoint Labs of Southern Maryland can provide vaccinations to your employees who may be exposed to a variety of viruses or illnesses and need immunization and protection in the workforce. Contact us to learn how ARCpoint Labs of Southern Maryland can support your organization and employees with vaccinations and credentialing. We offer the following Immunizations:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Influenza/Flu Vaccine
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
- Tdap and DTaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Titer Testing (Proof of Immunization)
A titer is a laboratory blood test that measures the presence of antibodies in the blood and provides degree of immunity to a disease; it is used to check immune status to either a previous vaccination or infection of a disease. If a test is positive or above a certain value, then the individual has immunity. If a test is negative or below a certain value, then there is no immunity. Titer tests allow a clinician to determine which vaccinations are necessary or if a booster vaccine is needed. A Qualitative Titer will indicate immune vs. non-immune status without any numerical value. A Quantitative Titer will provide a specific numerical value with a range for immunity. Some employers and schools require quantitative serum titers only.
Types of Titers
MMR Titer (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):
- MMR Titer Test is used to check immunity for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella due to previous infection or previous MMR vaccination.
Varicella Titer Test (Chickenpox Test):
- The varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox which is highly contagious and can be spread through the air or direct contact with an infected person. Generally, once a person has recovered from a chickenpox infection they generally develop a lifelong immunity. The varicella vaccination of two doses will provide ongoing immunity.
- The Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies IgG Test is used to look for the antibodies that indicate immunity as a result of past episode of chickenpox or vaccination.
- The Varicella Zoster Virus Antibodies IgM Test can identify a current chickenpox infection.
Tdap Titer Test:
- A panel that checks your immunity to Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. These are the components of the Tdap and DTaP vaccines.
- The Tetanus & Diphtheria Titer is useful for determining whether you have protective antibodies to tetanus and diphtheria. These antibodies are usually generated from prior vaccination. The Pertussis Titer checks for IgG antibodies to Bordetella pertussis.
Hepatitis A Titer:
- Hepatitis A IgM Antibody Test is used to determine if a person has recently acquired the Hepatitis A infection.
- Hepatitis A Total Antibody Test is used to determine if immunity is present due to previous vaccination or infection.
- Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis B Titer:
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is used to screen for recent or long-standing Hepatitis B infection.
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (Anti-HBs) is used to detect previous exposure to HBV; it can also develop from successful vaccination so it is used to determine the need for vaccination (if anti-HBs is absent) or to determine if a person has recovered from an infection and is immune (cannot get the infection again).
- Hepatitis B virus is an infection spread through contaminated blood and bodily fluids and can cause acute and chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.
Rabies Antibody Titer test (Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT):
- Rabies Titer is used to evaluate the immune response to rabies vaccine and monitor the rabies antibody levels in a person.
- Antibody levels are highest 2 to 3 weeks after a primary rabies vaccine series. The titer levels drop gradually over time so a second infection with the rabies virus may require a Rabies Antibody Titer Test to determine whether a booster rabies vaccine or another series is recommended.
- A cut-off titer for adequate immunization is between 6-12 IU/mL in healthy individuals completing the vaccination series. High results indicate that the person has adequate immunization against the rabies virus. Low results may indicate that the person is not adequately immunized against the rabies virus.
- Rabies is a progressive fatal disease caused by rabies virus spread through a rabid animal.
- Employees in veterinary medicine or animal shelters are at an increased occupational risk.
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