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Methodology: Multi-Analyte Fluorescent Detection
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86317-90 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum into a plastic vial. Label specimen clearly as ‘pre-vaccine’ or ‘post-vaccine’.
Stability: 48 hous ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Pre- and post-diptheria/tetanus vaccine specimens should be submitted for testing. Post-specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and, if shipped separately, must be received within 60 days of pre-specimen.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma or other body fluids.

Antibody concentrations of >0.1 IU/mL are usually considered protective for Diptheria or Tetanus.

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