Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Pneumococcal Antibody Titre

Test Name: Pneumococcal Antibody Titre
Alternate Name(s): Pneumococcal Antibody Titre, Pre Vaccine
Pneumococcal Antibody Titre, Post Vaccine
Pneumococcal Antibody Titre, Single Sample
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top tube
Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: 6 x 0.5 mL Red top micropick
2-10 yrs: 2 x 3 mL Red top tube
Collection Information: 3 mL serum required. Must indicate "pre" or "post".
Serum from gold top tube not acceptable.

Note: This test is only available at the request of Dr. April Price, Dr. Mark Kuprowski, Dr. Harold Kim, Dr. Samira Jeimy and Dr. William Moote.
Requisition: SICK KIDS PNEUMOCOCCAL ANTIBODY TITRE REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out as required. Pre and Post specimens must be sent together.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
 
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Results sent directly to physician. See report.
Effective Date: 2011-10-20
Revised Date: 2019-06-13
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Aliquot serum and freeze. Must send both Pre and Post specimens at the same time.
Comments: Note: Other physicians ordering this test will require approval by Dr. Liju Yang (ext. 35768) or the on-call biochemist.
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Freeze serum @ -20C. Ship on dry ice.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PNEUMA(Pre) PNEUMB(post) PNEUM
 
Referred To: Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Immunology and Allergy - Service Lab
Attention: Dr. Harjit Dadi
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street
Room: 219430
Toronto ON M5G 0A4

Tel: 416-813-6254

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul