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Streptococcus pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG (14 Serotypes)


Name Method Department Units
Pneumococcal Antibodies Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay
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Includes Serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 8, 9N, 9V, 12F, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1.5 mL

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1.5 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1.5 mL

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross lipemia
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Contamination
  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Hemolyzed specimen


This is the test for the Prevnar vaccine (14 serotypes). This vaccine is given to patients <2 years of age. Patients should be drawn prior to Pneumoccal vaccination and 30 days post vaccination. Mark specimens clearly as Pre or Post. If patients are vaccinated with the PNEUMOVAX or Pnu-Imune 23 vaccines, order test code XSPA23.

CPT Code

  • 86317 (x14)