Pathology Handbook

Hib Antibodies

Synonyms

Specific antibody test.

Test Includes

Detection of protective antibody (IgG) to Haemophilus Influenzae type B, Streptococcus Pneumoniae Corynebacterium Diphtheriae and Clostridium Tetani

Clinical Indications

Immunocompromised, recurrent respiratory tract infections, Hib vaccinations status. 

Request Form 

Request via the ICE System.

Select test, "Tetanus, Pneumo, Hib, Diptheria antibodies", then select "Haempphilus type B antibodies" from the list.

Availability

On request during normal hours; reference laboratory test (Leeds General Hospital).

Specific Criteria

Detailed clinical information.

Turnaround Time

7 to 10 days.

Specimen

Blood.

Volume

7ml.

Container

Gold Top (SST).

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.

Insufficient clinical information given.

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4C. Send to the Reference Laboratory as soon as possible.