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10680: Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Pre And Post Print View
Date Drawn Pre Sample      
Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Pre IA    IU/mL 
Date Drawn Post Sample      
Diphtheria Antitoxoid, Post IA    IU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Convalescent Post 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
2 Serum Acute Pre 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

A minimal four-fold increase between pre-immunization and post-immunization sera is considered a normal response to diphtheria toxoid. Antibody levels > or = 0.10 IU/mL are considered protective.

Draw pre-immunization sample in a red-top Vacutainer. After
clotting, centrifuge and draw off the serum. Label with patient
identification, date drawn, and the word PRE. Store frozen until
the sample is submitted, after the post-immunization sample is drawn.


Draw post-immunization sample 2-3 weeks after vaccination and prepare
as describred above. Label the sample with patient identification,
date drawn, and the word POST. Dates drawn must be different.
Submit both PRE and POST sample together. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
should these samples be mixed.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86648x2

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Specimen Requirements: 1mL (0.3 mL minimum) serum collected in each of two separate tubes.
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; grossly icteric; PRE and POST sample must be received; samples must be dated; sample must be labeled PRE and POST






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