Diphtheria and Tetanus Antibody


Abbrev Code:DT   
Order Code:LAB792Order Name:Diphtheria Tetanus Antibody Panel
Synonyms:Tetanus Antibody; Diphtheria Antibody
Methodology:Multiplex bead assay
CPT Codes: 86317 x2
Test Includes:Diphtheria and tetanus antibodies.
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)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
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.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50595


Interpretive

Reference Range:Antibody concentrations of >0.1 IU/mL are usually considered protective for diphtheria or tetanus.
Use:Evaluate the ability of a patient to produce antibody to pure protein vaccines after vaccination to rule out antibody deficiency.


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