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TETANUS ANTIBODY, IgG

Mnemonic

TETANUS

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube

Handling

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

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Plasma and other body fluids, severely lipemic, contaminated and 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

2-4 days

Method

Multi-Analyte Fluorescent Detection

Referral Lab

ARUP (50535)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Antibody concentration of >0.1 IU/mL is usually considered positive.

CPT Codes

86317

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:40 AM


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