Antigen Stimulation

Sunquest Code:AGSTIM  
Epic Code:LAB5672Epic Name:Antigen Stimulation
Synonyms:AG Stimulation; Antigen Proliferation
Methodology:Tritiated thymidine incorporation
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur by 1500; results are reported within 2 weeks.
Special Instructions:Must be received at testing site within 24 hours of collection. A completed requisition form must be sent with each sample. Call 513-636-4685 with sample tracking number. Volumes requested assume abnormal absolute lymphocyte count (ALC). A completed requisition form must accompany each sample. See Associated Links for the form.
Associated Links:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Requisition Form, Customized Volumes by ALC

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood sodium heparin
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Specimens must be collected after 10:00 am and received in East Bank Core Lab by 1400, Monday through Thursday only. Do not collect the day before a holiday.

Volumes requested assume abnormal absolute lymphocyte count (ALC). If the ALC is abnormal, use the Customized Volumes by ALC information to obtain correct volume. See Associated Links.
Causes for Rejection:Sample received greater than 24 hours after collection. Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed of centrifuged specimens. Specimens collected in anticoagulants other than sodium heparin.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood in original tube at room temperature. Must arrive at testing site within 24 hours of collection and before 11:00 am on Fridays. Protect from temperature extremes.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:2903000


Reference Range:By report.

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