Apoptosis (FAS-mediated)

Abbrev Code:APOPT   
Order Code:LAB6130Order Name:Apoptosis FAS-mediated
Methodology:Flow cytometry and cell culture
CPT Codes: 88184 x1, 86352 x1, 88185 x2, 88230 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens must arrive at testing laboratory no later than 11:00 am on Thursday. Testing is set up on Thursday and results are reported within 3 weeks.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required. The consent should not be sent to the laboratory. A completed requisition form must be sent with each sample. See Associated Links.

Order On Time Delivery courier to deliver directly to East Bank Sendouts Lab. Call Sendouts at 612-273-3711 to notify.

CSC and West only: Send in red STAT bag by HealthEx courier. Call Sendouts at 612-273-3711 to notify.
Associated Links:

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

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:10-20 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:8.5 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Specimens must be collected after 10:00 am on Wednesday and received in East Bank Core Lab by 1400. Do not collect the Wednesday before a holiday.
Patient Preparation:Patients should not be on immunosuppressive medications such as steroids or calcineurin inhibitors.
Causes for Rejection:Specimens greater than 24 hours old. Refrigerated, frozen, hemolyzed, clotted or centrifuged specimens. Specimens in the wrong anticoagulant.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Sample must be less than 24 hours old and arrive in the testing laboratory no later than 11:00 am on Thursday. Call CBDI DIL at 513-636-4685 with courier and sample tracking number.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:5043339


Reference Range:By report.

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