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Test Code H INF B Haemophilus Influenzae B Antibody

Clinical System Name

Haemophilus Influenzae B Antibody

Synonyms

H Influenza B Antibody
HIB Ab

H Influenza B IgG

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Gold SST or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.4 mL

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gross hemolysis, lipemia or grossly icteric

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Sample must be off the cells within 2 hours of collection. Freeze sample in CPA freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin sample, freeze serum in plastic aliquot container.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily; performed M, W,F 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc.
5785 Corporate Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630-4726

Department

Department:  

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

 

Reference Range

 

1.0 mcg/mL or more

The precise level of antibody required for protection is not known, however geometric mean titers of 1.0 mcg/mL are considered to be indicative of long term protection.
 

Methodology

Method: Enzyme Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86684

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Haemophilus influenza Type B
Reference Test Number: 35135
Instructions: Send out Mon - Fri with the Quest courier. Quest sends to Focus Diagnostics.