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DIPHTHERIA AB, IGG

Test Code
DIPAB
 
This procedure may be considered by Medicare and other carriers as investigational and, therefore, may not be payable as a covered benefit for patients.
SynonymsDiphtheria Antitoxoid Antibodies; Diphtheria Antibodies; Diphtheria Toxin Antibodies
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume0.5 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume0.25 mL
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 2 weeks  Refrigerated 2 weeks  Frozen (-20 °C) Unstable  
Unacceptable ConditionGross hemolysis; lipemia; bacterial contamination
Alternate SpecimensRed top tube (plain)
LimitationsThis procedure is rarely used for confirmation of diphtheria infection; it cannot accurately discriminate antibodies between 0.10 IU/mL and 0.01 IU/mL. Immunity declines with age.
CPT Codes86317
Interface Order Code86280.Z1
Billing CodeDIPAB.LCA
Test Schedule2x/week
MethodEnzyme Immunoassay
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
Diphtheria Antibody, IgGNonprotective< 0.10IU/mL
Protective> = 0.10
NotesUse: Assess immunity against diphtheria by determining levels of circulating antibodies to diphtheria toxin or to measure the immune response, postvaccination, in individuals suspected of immunodeficiency disorders.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o86280.Z1Diphtheria Ab, IgG
r86280.Z1Diphtheria86280.Z1DiphtheriaIU/mL25116-9

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