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Child Caregiver Infectious Disease Profile Testing


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  1. What is a child caregiver infectious disease profile?

    A child caregiver infectious disease profile test helps those who are in contact with children be aware of any present health-related issues that could ultimately affect their health or that of a child. It tests patients for infectious diseases, offering results that are typically part of the hiring process in healthcare and childcare facilities, as well as by those who hire home-based childcare workers (i.e., nannies).

  2. What are some common infectious diseases child caregivers are exposed to?

    Some common infectious diseases that child caregivers are exposed to are:

    • Common cold
    • Influenza and other respiratory infections
    • Diarrhea and gastroenteritis
    • Conjunctivitis as well as other eye problems
    • Chickenpox
    • Measles
    • Lice

    In a childcare environment, children are exposed to many of these diseases from other children, but the ones that could be passed on to them from their adult caregivers are:

    • HIV
    • Syphilis
    • Herpes Simplex
    • Hepatitis

    Therefore, it is important to be vaccinated for common childcare diseases when available and test for the presence of other infectious diseases before working in children's environments.

  3. Who should get a child caregiver infectious disease test?

    Anyone interested in beginning a career in childcare or who already works in this field will benefit from this series of tests. Not only do the results provide a clean bill of health to a potential or current employer, but they also give individuals confidence in their health-related to infectious diseases and general wellbeing. Some employers may require these tests to be performed within a certain amount of time before or after employment.

  4. What can I expect from my child caregiver infectious disease test?

    The child caregiver infectious disease profile test consists of blood tests and having a patient supply a urine sample to the laboratory for testing. It is important that the urine sample is the first-void urine of the day or that the patient avoids urinating for at least 1 hour before having the specimen collected for the testing to be effective.

    Please speak to your doctor regarding your results and how they concern your health.

  5. How can child caregivers protect themselves from infection?

    To protect themselves, caregivers should take preventive actions like:

    • Avoid close contact with high-risk children
    • Wash their hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Maintain good hygiene practices
    • Avoid sharing food with children who have a diarrhea-like illness
  6. Do I need to visit a doctor?

    No doctor visit needed.

  7. How do I get my results?

    You get your results via email as soon as they are available.

  8. Does my lab prescription expire?

    Your lab prescription never expires.*

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The following profile is used to screen nannies, healthcare personnel and other individuals responsible for the direct care of children. This series of tests provides information that can be used proactively to prevent infections from being passed from caregiver to child.

Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Hepatitis Panel Acute, w/ Ref Confirmation: Hepatitis A IgM (Acute), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody, Hepatitis C Antibody
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), with Reflex to HSV-2 Inhibition: If Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG) is >1.09, then HSV-2 Inhibition Study will be performed.
HIV 1/2 Antigen and Antibodies, Fourth Generation with Reflex Confirmation: If HIV Antigen and Antibody, 4th Generation Screen is Repeatedly Reactive, HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation will be performed. If HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation is Indeterminate or Negative, HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR will be performed
Syphilis Ab Cascade: If T. pallidum Antibody is equivocal or positive, then RPR Screen with Reflex to Titer will be performed. If RPR Screen is reactive, then RPR titer will be performed. If RPR screen is non-reactive, then T. pallidum Antibody, Particle Agglutination will be performed

Note: Confirmation testing is performed on reactive results only if initial values fall within a designated range requiring additional confirmation.

Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection. Collect the specimen in a sterile, preservative-free collection cup. The patient should collect the first 20-60 mL of voided urine (the first part of the stream-not midstream) into a urine collection cup.

Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required the estimated time may be extended. Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.


What is a Child Caregiver Infectious Disease Profile Test?

A Child Caregiver Infectious Disease Profile test helps those who are, or may be, in contact with children be aware of any health-related issues which may be present that could ultimately affect their health or the health of a child. It tests patients for a series of communicable diseases, offering results which are typically part of the hiring process in healthcare and childcare facilities, as well as by those who hire home-based childcare workers (i.e. nannies).


Who May Need a Child Caregiver Infectious Disease Profile Test?

Anyone who is interested in beginning a career in childcare, or who already works in the childcare field, will benefit from this series of tests. Not only do the results provide a clean bill of health to a potential or current employer, they also give an individual confidence in their health status related to communicable diseases and general wellbeing. Some employers may require these tests be performed within a certain amount of time prior to, or soon after, employment.


What Should I Expect from My Child Caregiver Infectious Disease Profile Test?

The Child Caregiver Infectious Disease Profile test consists of blood tests as well as having a patient supply a urine sample to the laboratory for testing. It is important the urine sample is the first-void urine of the day, or that the patient avoids urinating for at least 1 hour prior to having the specimen collected in order for the testing to be effective. Results are typically given to the patient in 5 business days, though there may be exceptions if retesting or confirmation testing is required. After the tests have been performed, speak to your doctor regarding your results to get more information on how they concern you and your health specifically.

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test?

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