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HIB Titer (Haemophilus Influenza B Antibody, IgG)

Mnemonic:    [H infl IgG]
Name:    HIB Titer (Haemophilus Influenza B Antibody, IgG)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Plasma is unacceptable. Hemolyzed and lipemic samples are also unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.15 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050542
  Method:    Multi-Analyte Fluorescence Detection
Note:    If determining vaccine status, "pre" and 30 day "post" Haemophilus Influenza B vaccination samples should be submitted for testing.

"Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and must be received within 60 days of "pre" specimen.

Clearly mark tube "pre-vaccine" or "post-vaccine" so that specimens will be saved and tested simultaneously.