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. Ashley Geerlinks, Dr. Kara Robertson 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: 2021-09-20
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Aliquot serum and freeze. Must send both Pre and Post specimens at the same time.
Comments: Note: This test is only available through consultation with a Clinical Immunologist (Drs. Moote/Kim/Jeimy/Kuprowski) for the evaluation of primary immunodeficiency.
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Freeze serum at -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