STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE ANTIBODIES, IGG (14 SEROTYPES)

Mnemonic

<b><span style='color:red'><u>PNEUMO14</span></u></b>

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4 mL serum separator 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 serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

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

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Quantitative Multi-Analyte Fluorescent Detection

Referral Lab

ARUP (0050725)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86317 x14

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:30 AM