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Pneumococcal Antibodies

Blood Sciences Test


Specimen

Serum

Special Instructions

Minimum sample volume: 3 ml

Reference Range

Levels of >20 µg/ml are considered to be protective.

Recommended protective level for splenectomy : >40 µg/ml.

Test Usage

Test of humoral immune function following test immunisation in patients with suspected immunodeficiency.

Turnaround time

Monthly

Availability

Referred Test

Assayed By

This investigation is performed at the Immunology Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. PL6 8DH.

Pneumococcal serotype specific antibodies are performed at the Immunology Department, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. CB2 0QQ

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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