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Clostridium tetani antibodies IgG, serum

Fee code: 20160

Physician:

Josep Costa Camps

Laboratory:

> Microbiology Department

Method description

Enzyme Immunoassay

Delivery time

8 days

Note to delivery time

Requisites

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Specimen type

Serum

Specimen volume

0,2 mL

Specimen minimum volume

0,2 mL

Collection instructions

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Preanalytic treatment

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Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Intense hemolysis, Sample with obvious bacterial contamination

Results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Clostridium tetani antibodies IgG Negative (< 0.1) UI/mL   No vaccine protection o uncertain protection. Initial o booster vaccination required  
Clostridium tetani antibodies IgG 0.11 - 0.5 UI/mL   Protection ensured for a short time. Booster vaccination recommended 
Clostridium tetani antibodies IgG 0.51 - 1.0 UI/mL   Protection provided. Serological test recommended after 3 years. Booster vaccination is not indicated when antibody concentration is >0.5 IU/m L  
Clostridium tetani antibodies IgG > 1 - 5.0 UI/mL   Long-term protection provided. Serological test recommended at the earliest after 5 years 
Clostridium tetani antibodies IgG > 5 UI/mL   Long-term protection provided. Serological test recommended at the earliest after 8 years 

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