Meningococcal antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • May be of value in the retrospective diagnosis of meningococcal infection
  • Samples will generally be requested by the Microbiology Department
  • May also be requested for immunological investigation of vaccine failure on Consultant request

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to the National Reference Centre

Up to 3 weeks


Page last reviewed: 19/11/2013