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Diphtheria Antitoxin

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Chemistry at x3-1501
Available Stat? No
Test code DIPH
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Enzyme Immunoassay
Collection Instructions Label samples as "PRE" or "POST".
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Label samples as "PRE" or "POST". Freeze serum at -20C. Order Quest # 4865
Units IU/mL
Normal range Protective ≥ 0.01 IU/mL
Synonyms Diphtheria antitoxoid Ab
Stability Room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Set up 3x per week. Turnaround time 1-5 days
Additional information Following immunization, levels usually increase > 4-fold.
CPT coding 86648-90
LOINC code 13227-4
Last Updated 11/20/2010 11:22:45 AM
Entry Number 309
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