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Immunology Laboratory

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Specific antibodies to Haemophilus influenza type B, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide and Tetanus Toxoid.

Also known as: HIB; Tetanus; Pneumococcal serotypes

Measurement of specific antibody production (spontaneous and post immunisation levels) is useful in the assessment of patients with suspected immune deficiency. However, pneumococcal polysaccharide antigens are T cell independent, which limits its utility in children less than 24 months.

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

7 days

Laboratory method

ELISA and Luminex

Reference range/units

Basal Protective Levels:

  • Tetanus
    0.15 IU/ml
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Pneumococcal antibody normal range
    • 0-<3 years = no age range available
    • 3-6 years = >7mg/L
    • 7-10 years = >14mg/L
    • >11 years = >20mg/L

Associated tests

Not applicable

Sample stability

2 months at 2-8ºC

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