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Streptococcus pneumoniae Serology (Immune Status)

Blood

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 8.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
​Stability/Storage
  • ​Refrigerate if blood cannot be transported or separated immediately
  • Serum must be removed from cells (red) or spun (gel) within six (6) hours of collection
  • Refrigerate serum up to 72 hours, then ship on ice pack
  • After 72 hours, freeze serum at -10°C or colder and ship on dry ice
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​Shipped weekdays to Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), Regina 
Testing Site​
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester (USA)
​Clinical Interpretation
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​Pneumococcal serology
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae serology
​SHR LIS Test Code
  • ​RPNEU  (For Lab Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-960 v1

Last Modified: Thursday, October 25, 2018 |
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