Pneumococcal Antibodies

Test investigation

Pneumococcal Antibodies

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Units

ug/mL

Also known as/Frequency of test

Pneumococcal polysaccharide, Functional/vaccine specific antibodies

Indications

Useful in the assessment of patients with suspected immunodeficiency.

Comments precautions

All adults are screened for an anti-pneumovax antibodies. Results may result in a reflex test looking for 13 individual serotype specific antibodies. Referred outside of EPA.

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

4 weeks

Reference intervals

Putative protective antibody level is 0.35 ug/mL and the optimum level >0.5 ug/mL.Putative protective antibody level is 0.35 ug/mL and the optimum level >0.5 ug/mL.