Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube
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.
Plasma and other body fluids, severely lipemic, contaminated and hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
Multi-Analyte Fluorescent Detection
Antibody concentration of >0.1 IU/mL is usually considered positive.
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