Vaccine immunity testing

Referred tests (see below).
 

Alternative names, keywords

 

Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Test indications

 

Test information

Please state which pathogen you require and the date of vaccination.

  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (HiB)
  • Clostridium tetani (tetanus)
  • Streptococcal pneumonia (pneumococcal)

IgG detection by ELISA

referred to Department of Immunology, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ

  • Pneumococcal serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6B, 9V, 9n, 8. 4, 15B, 18C, 19A, 12F, 23F

EIA

referred to Immunology Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

 

Reference range

 

Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627