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Pneumococcal Serotype Specific Antibodies

Also known as: HIB; Tetanus; Pneumococcal serotypes

This Luminex assay is used to monitor IgG responses to the Prevnar and Pneumovax vaccines, primarily in those suspected of immunodeficiency. Samples should ideally be tested pre- and post- vaccination. The serotypes available are 1, 3, 4, 5, 6b, 7F, 9V, 14, 18c, 19A, 19F and 23F which are in both the Pneumovax and Prevnar vaccines.

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

18 days

Laboratory method


Reference range/units

Not applicable

Associated tests

  • Total pneumococcal antibodies
  • Tetanus
  • Haemophilus influenza type B

See specific antibodies

Sample stability

2 months at 2-8ÂșC

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

Ambient temperature and first class post. Hays DX users please enquire via email below.


Ambient temperature if courier will deliver within 72 hours otherwise consider refrigerated transport. Freezing is not a requirement.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email

Last reviewed:13 September 2022