Diphtheria Antibody

Sunquest Code:DIPAB  
Epic Code:LAB3428Epic Name:Diphtheria Antibody
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
Test Includes:This assay is for research use only and is not approved for diagnostic purposes.
Turnaround Time:Performed once/week; results are reported within 7 days

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:A pre-immunization and a 1-3 month post-immunization specimen are recommended.
Causes for Rejection:Grossly lipemic, hemolyzed or icteric samples; heat-inactivated samples. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge and aliquot 0.6 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Enter these comments if written on request form: pre-immunization; post-immunization.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:

A concentration of greater than 0.01 IU/mL is considered to be protective, however, a concentration of greater than 0.1 IU/mL is desirable for individual protection.


The interpretation of these results must be done in combination with the patient’s clinical history and immunization records.



Use:Evaluation of humoral immunity.

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