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Diphtheria IgG Antibody Determination (Vaccine Evaluation Unit)

Diphtheria IgG antibody determination by flow analysis assay bead assay.

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): Clotted blood sample tube (no preservative)

Specimen type: Clotted Blood/serum, paired sera

Specimen transport: Specimens should be transported and processed as soon as possible.

Type and volume of sample: Clotted Blood/serum; Minimum volume 0.1mL

Special precautions: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.

Laboratory information

Measurement units: IU/mL

Biological reference units: Not applicable

Turnaround time: 28 Working Days

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: IgG of ≥ 0.1IU/mL considered protective

Factors known to significantly affect the results: none known