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Pneumococcal Serology

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PNEUMAB
TEST NAME ALERT: CLS staff, for PN23 or Pneumococcal Serology 23 requests, refer to the Referrals Test Guide.
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

0.5 mL serum

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process.

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off and send serum to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information Pre and post vaccination specimen required, clearly marked "pre" and "post".
Testing Location Mayo Clinic
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Pneumococcal Antibody Panel (12 Serotype)
Reference Interval