Diphtheria Antitoxoid Antibodies

Test ID: 

704811

CPT code:

86317

Synonyms:

  • Diphtheria Antibodies
  • Diptheria Toxin Antibodies

Clinical Use:

Assess immunity against diphtheria by determining levels of circulating antibodies to diphtheria toxin or to measure the immune response, postvaccination, in individuals suspected of immunodeficiency disorders

Test Information:

This procedure is rarely used for confirmation of diphtheria infection; it cannot accurately discriminate antibodies between 0.10 IU/mL and 0.01 IU/mL. Immunity declines with age.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.25 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

Unstable

Rejection Criteria:

Gross hemolysis; lipemia; bacterial contamination.

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