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STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE ANTIBODIES, IGG (14 SEROTYPES)

Mnemonic

PNEUMO AB

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP. Pre and post pneumococcal vaccine specimens can be submitted separately or together for testing. Post specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and, if shipped separately, must be received within 60 days of pre specimen. Please clearly mark specimens Pre-Vaccine or Post-Vaccine so that specimens will be saved and tested simultaneously.

Preferred Volume

1.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma or other body fluids, severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-6 days

Method

Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (0050725)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86317 (x14)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:39 AM


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