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


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


Reference range


Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.


Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627