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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

PNEUMOCOCCAL ANTIBODY (PULMONARY REQUEST ONLY – FAIRVIEW UNIVERSITY)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

PAB

Synonyms:

Anti-Pneumovax

CPT Codes:

86609 X6 – Antibody, bacterium, not elsewhere specified

Test Includes:

IgG antibodies against types 4, 6B, 14, 18C, 19F, and 23F.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology – Send Outs

Referred to:

Fairview University Medical Center Laboratory (Fairview code: PNCAB)

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

14 - 21 days

Special Instructions:

If possible, indicate the pneumococcal vaccination date and product (e.g., Pneumovax, Pnulmune, Prevnar).

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3.0 mL (Minimum: 0.8 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1.0 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a plastic screw-capped vial. Ship and store at frozen temperatures. Ship to Fairview Diagnostic Laboratories, MMC #300 Mayo Building, Room D293, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneaoplis, MN 55455.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

By report. Interpretation provided by Dr. Ferrieri.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

Contraindications:

N/A

References:

Fairview University Medical Center Laboratory Web Page May 2008



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