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Diphtheria Serology

Microbiology


Specimen

Serum ( blood)

Specimen container

Gold Top Clotted (5ml)

Special Instructions

Please state time of collection and label with the minimum patient identification. Labelling must include the following:

  • Surname
  • First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Unique Identifier – NHS NumberĀ  (Hospital No)

Please include relevant clinical details and any antimicrobial therapy the patient is taking

Test Usage

  • Determination of immunity to Diphtheria prior to or following vaccination
  • Please state date vaccine was given
  • Please state indication for testing

Availability

Sent to reference laboratory

Processing Time

1-2 weeks

References

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/diphtheria-guidance-data-and-analysis

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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