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 Recent changes for Pneumococcal Antibodies (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Pneumococcal Antibodies (Sendaway Test)
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2nd April 2024
Collection & Request Instructions

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

The pre serum will be stored for a maximum of 6 months awaiting the post serum.

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

Serum from splenectomy patients will be sent on receipt. Indicate clearly on the request slip.

 

PLEASE NOTE :  Samples for this test cannot be dispatched to the referral laboratory until Pathologist approval has been obtained.

 

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

The pre serum will be stored for a maximum of 6 months awaiting the post serum.

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

Serum from splenectomy patients will be sent on receipt. Indicate clearly on the request slip.

 

Pneumococcal Antibodies (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:PAB
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE :  Samples for this test cannot be dispatched to the referral laboratory until Pathologist approval has been obtained.

 

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

The pre serum will be stored for a maximum of 6 months awaiting the post serum.

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

Serum from splenectomy patients will be sent on receipt. Indicate clearly on the request slip.

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature

Pre serum sent only on request.

Pre and post sera are sent together for testing in parallel.

Processing Instructions:

Write "Please test as stat" on the external referral form for splenectomy patients.

Assay Frequency:Monthly
External Laboratory:Royal Children's Hospital Laboratory Services
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Result turn around time may be up to 4 weeks.

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