Pathology Handbook

Anti-staphylococcal antibodies

Synonyms

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Clinical Indications

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Part of Profile

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Request Form

ICE request

Availability

On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory test (Colindale)

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection

Turnaround Time

7 - 10 days

Specimen

Serum, red top or gold top (SST) tube

Volume

7 ml

Container

Vacutainer red top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled sample
Insufficient clinical information given

Reference Range

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Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4ºC; send to the Reference Laboratory as soon as possible. Second aliquot stored at -40ºC for 3 months from date of receipt