ALPS Panel

Sunquest Code:ALPS  
Epic Code:LAB6075Epic Name:ALPS Panel
Synonyms:ALPS Score; Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Panel
Methodology:Flow cytometry
Test Includes:Immunophenotyping of lymphocytes is performed and results are scored on a 0-4 scale based on different characterization for typical diagnosis; result interpretation is also included.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur by 1500; results are reported within 2 days.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required. The consent form should not be sent to the laboratory. 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. See Associated Links for both forms. Results of a same day CBCD must accompany the sample.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Requisition Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (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.
Causes for Rejection:Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed or centrifuged specimens. Specimens collected in an unacceptable anticoagulant.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight at room temperature. Sample must arrive at testing site within 24 hours collection and before 1700 on Fridays.
Stability:Stability: 24 hours at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:2903600


Reference Range:By report.

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