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I am curious, what does it cost to get them run? I am assuming insurance would not want to cover it. Has anyone just gotten them done up front on all vpd's prior to making any vax decisions? Is it just to cost prohibitive to do that?
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they are ridiculously expensive and most doctors will refuse to even do them.

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and most doctors will refuse to even do them.
I just got mine checked and it wasn't a big deal at all.

As for cost, I don't know, they billed our insurance.
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we just did DD's titres; she was immune to measles and chicken pox (she was previously vaccinated, but I knew I didn't want her to have the second measles shot or second CP).

No problem on the doctor's end; medical reason stated was that DD was exposed to chicken pox. I believe this goes through insurance. It may have helped that DD's lead test and iron test were on the same blood draw.
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they are ridiculously expensive and most doctors will refuse to even do them.

Most doctors will do them with no problem, actually. Maybe you've dealt with a real jerk or something?
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Most doctors will do them with no problem, actually. Maybe you've dealt with a real jerk or something?
I think so,too. I've never heard of anyone refusing, I mean, why would they anyway?
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I am curious, what does it cost to get them run? I am assuming insurance would not want to cover it. Has anyone just gotten them done up front on all vpd's prior to making any vax decisions? Is it just to cost prohibitive to do that?
Are you talking about having titers done on a newborn or an older child?
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On a younger baby. When does an baby stop being an infant/newborn and become just "a baby" ? *lol*
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You need to wait until your baby is past the 6 month mark to do titers. Otherwise, you will be measuring whatever passive immunity your baby acquired from transplacental antibodies. Those are all gone sometime around 6 months, although judging by at least one study measles antibodies persist longer than that if mom had wild measles. The others are all gone around 6 months, though.
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On a younger baby. When does an baby stop being an infant/newborn and become just "a baby" ? *lol*
What vaxes are you thinking about getting titres done for, after how many doses of whatever?
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