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Pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae) Antibody Titer, IgG (14 Serotypes)

Mnemonic:    [Pneum14 IgG]
Name:    Pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae) Antibody Titer, IgG (14 Serotypes)
Specimen:    1.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.7 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050725
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    "Pre" and "Post" pneumoccoccal vaccine samples should be submitted 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. Tests for 14 Serotypes (1,3,4, *5, 6b, *7f, 8, 9n, 9v, *12f, 14, *18c, *19f, *23f*)
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "pre-vaccine" or "post-vaccine". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.