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Diphtheria & Tetanus Antibodies (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Diphtheria and Tetanus Ab Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
CMI, Immunology IU/mL

Battery Members

Diphtheria Antibody, Tetanus Antibody

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Keep refrigerated
  • Collect by venipuncture
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect by venipuncture
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Capillary specimen

Comments

Must be collected by venipuncture.

CPT Code

  • 86648
  • 86774