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Tetanus Antitoxin (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Tetanus antibodies
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:CHW
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Pre and Post vaccination sera recommended. Send second serum approximately 6 weeks post vaccination.

Instruct patients to return to the same collection centre so that specimen matching can occur.

Single samples only sent on request.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store frozen
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice

Immunology (02) 9845 3323.