i have a question in regards to titer #'s for mumps.
i was accepted into the spring 2010 nursing program, and we are required to have a physical, which includes providing mmr & varicella titer #'s. i went to my pcp and had all of the necessary work done, and explained to her that the school strictly requires titer #'s, not just a positive/negative, or +/-.
she sent me my lab results, and lo and behold, i have #'s for all of them except for mumps.
i emailed the doctors office the following:
from:henry ford doctor's officedate:10/23/2009 11:58:18 amsubject:lab result questionstatus: repliedon 10/22/2009, you wrote:
thank you for sending my recent lab results that i need for nursing school admission. the school specifically states that i must have the titer #'s, and not just a 'yes' or 'no'. for the mumps results, it merely says "positive [neg]". is there a way to get the titer #?
thank you in advance for any assistance.
the following response was posted on 10/23/2009:
it was checked with lab personale and they only says test result positive or negative.
okay, so... wow... not sure who wrote that, but my interpretation is that with mumps titers, you only receive a positive or negative result, not a specific titer number.
does anyone know if this is fact?!? i have searched throughout the internet, but cannot find information on what titer #'s should, or shouldn't be.
i am soooo frustrated because it specifically states four times throughout the school's paperwork that i must have the titers #'s, and if i don't have all of the paperwork completed in it's entirety, and as instructed, the student will be escorted out, and our spot given to an alternate.
i am so stressed out about this.
i am tempted to email the school, but don't want to them to think i can't read, or that they have selected an inept nursing student.