Functional Antibodies


Functional antibody testing is often used to assess the functioning of the patient immune system either to identify any deficiencies or to alternatively assess the vaccination status for a particular pathogen. The functional antibody tests available from the Immunology Department are for Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenza or Clostridium tetani.

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Functional Antibody Test


Immunology Laboratory

Specimen Type:



If samples have to be stored prior to dispatch, please keep at 4C

Posting Details:

Room temperature

Posting Address:

Department of Immunology, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH

Clinical Use:

To assess the immune status of the patient and identify any immune deficiencies


Approximately 7 days

External QA Scheme:

UK NEQAS specific microbial antibodies

CPA Accredited Lab/Test:

Full accreditation

Key Contact:

Shabir Rajpar


Tel: 0121 507 4258

Clinical Lead for this assay:

Dr Sadia Noorani

Tel: 0121 507 5157






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