1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately. Label specimen clearly as pre-vaccine or post-vaccine so that specimens will be saved and tested simultaneously.
48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
1 mL serum.
0.5 mL serum.
Frozen on dry ice.
Pre- and 30-day post Haemophilus influenzae B vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. Post specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and must be received within 60 days of pre- specimen.
Plasma; severe lipemia; contaminated specimens; hemolyzed specimens.