Haemophilus influenzae b Antibody, IgG HIBIG
|Method(s)||Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay|
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
|Transport||1 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL)|
After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Plasma or other body fluids. Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens.
Separate serum from cell ASAP. "Pre" and 30-day "post" Haemophilus influenzae b vaccination specimens should be submitted together for testing. "Post" specimen should be drawn 30 days after immunization and must be received within 60 days of "pre" specimen. PLEASE clearly mark specimens "PRE-VACCINE" or "POST-VACCINE" so that specimens will be saved and and tested simultaneously.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Less than 1.0 ug/mL = Antibody concentration not protective.
1.0 ug/mL or greater = Antibody to H. influenzae b detected. Suggestive of protection.