Tetanus Antibody - Cancel and reorder as ARMISC


Sunquest Code:TETAB  
Epic Code:LAB3767Epic Name:Tetanus Antibody
Order Instructions:Cancel and reorder as ARMISC
Synonyms:Tetanus Antitoxoid
Methodology:Multiplex bead assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Mark specimens clearly as "Pre-Vaccine" or "Post-Vaccine". If shipped separately, "Post" specimen must be received within 60 days of "Pre" specimen.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:A pre-immunization and 1-3 month post immunization specimen are recommended.
Causes for Rejection:Plasma or other body fluids.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50535


Interpretive

Reference Range:Antibody concentration of >0.1 IU/mL is usually considered protective.
Use:Evaluate the ability of a patient to produce antibody to pure protein vaccine after vaccination to rule out antibody deficiency.


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