Newcastle Laboratories

Anti-Natalizumab antibody

Clinical Background:

Request by consultant neurologists only

Request by consultant neurologists only

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Fresh clotted blood (red or yellow top)

    Fresh or frozen serum (SST may be used)

    Fresh clotted blood (red or yellow top)

    Fresh or frozen serum (SST may be used)

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Fresh clotted blood (red or yellow top)

    Fresh or frozen serum (SST may be used)

     

    Fresh clotted blood (red or yellow top)

    Fresh or frozen serum (SST may be used)

     

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    6 mL for clotted blood

    1 mL for serum

    6 mL for clotted blood

    1 mL for serum

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    6 mL for clotted blood

    1 mL for serum

    6 mL for clotted blood

    1 mL for serum

  • Special Requirement:

    If sample sent within 1.5 day, store at 4oC

    If not, store at -20oC

    If sample sent within 1.5 day, store at 4oC

    If not, store at -20oC

  • Transport Requirements:

    If sample stored at 4oC, ship on wet/ice packs within 2 days of collection

    If sample stored at -20oC, ship on dry ice 

    If sample stored at 4oC, ship on wet/ice packs within 2 days of collection

    If sample stored at -20oC, ship on dry ice 

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889
    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889
    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for testing

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