HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE b IgG ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, grossly icteric, or grossly lipemic specimens

Methodology
Quantitiative Multiplex Bead Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<1.0 µg/mL = Antibody concentration not protective
>=1.0 µg/mL = Antibody to H. influenza b detected. Suggestive of protection.

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeHIBG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86317
LOINC Codes
11256-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory