T Helper/Inducer:T Suppressor Cytotoxic Lymphocyte Ratio, B Cell and Natural Killer Cells

Abbrev Code:THTSXB   
Order Code:LAB3245Order Name:T Cell Subset Extended Profile
Synonyms:CD4 Count; CD4:CD8 Lymphocyte Ratio; T Cell Subsets; T4:T8 Lymphocyte Ratio; NK Cells; T and B Cell Quantitation; Lymphocyte Subset Analysis; THTSX; B Cells, Absolute CD4
Methodology:Multi-color flow cytometry
CPT Codes: 86359 x1, 86360 x1, 86355 x1, 86357 x1
Test Includes:Total T lymphocytes and subset enumeration, B cell enumeration and NK cell enumeration, which includes percentages, absolute values per cu mm, T helper: T suppressor ratio.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Provide diagnosis, age, collection date and time. Samples must be received and tested within 24 hours of collection. Testing is performed Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm and on specimens arriving in the Flow Cytometry lab on Saturday before noon. No testing is performed on Sundays or holidays. Samples are received in the Core lab when the Flow Cytometry lab is not staffed. Contact the IFC laboratory at 612-273-5248 for further information.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:
Samples must be maintained at room temperature. Samples must be less than 24 hours old at the time of testing and are received in the Flow Cytometry laboratory Monday-Friday and until noon on Saturday. Samples are received in the Core lab when the Flow Cytometry lab is not staffed. Specimens will be tested the next day of lab operation if less than 24 hours old. Samples are not tested on holidays. Contact the IFC laboratory at 612-273-5248 for further information.  
Causes for Rejection:Blood with low WBC and/or percentage of lymphocytes, clotted specimen, and specimens greater than 24 hours old. Refrigerated specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge. Store at room temperature. Send to Flow Cytometry lab within 24 hours of collection, Mon-Fri, 0800-1600 and before noon on Saturdays.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature to arrive within 24 hours of collection. Do not send on weekends or the day before a holiday.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunophenotyping and Flow Cytometry  (UMMC East Bank)


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