Haemophilus influenzae B Antigen

Test ID: 

705766

CPT code:

87899

Synonyms:

Haemophilus influenzae Type B Antigen, LA

Clinical Use:

Meningitis is often caused by Haemophilus influenzae (Type B). Results from bacterial antigen testing should be considered presumptive and culture with gram stain must also be performed.

Specimen Type:

Serum or CSF

Requested Volume: 

2 mL serum or CSF

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL serum • 1 mL CSF

Container Type: 

Sterile plastic screw-cap vial

Storage Instructions:

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis • Lipemia • Urine specimens • Other bodily fluids • Blood culture broth
specimen at room temperature

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