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DIPHTHERIA AND TETANUS ANTIBODIES, IGG

Mnemonic

TDIP IGG

Guidelines

Pre and Post vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. Post specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization. Mark specimens clearly as Pre-Vaccine or Post-Vaccine. If shipped separately, Post specimen must be received within 60 days of Pre specimen.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST)

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.0 mL serum to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma or other body fluids

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°:C): 48 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 weeks; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Testing Information

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (50595)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86317 (x2)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:06 AM


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