ALPS Panel

Abbrev Code:ALPS   
Order Code:LAB6075Order Name:ALPS Panel
Synonyms:ALPS Score; Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Panel
Methodology:Flow cytometry
CPT Codes: 88184 x1, 88185 x10
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. A completed requisition form must be sent with each sample. See Associated Links for both forms.

Samples must be received at testing site within 24 hours of collection.

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:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory
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. Results of a same day CBCD must accompany the sample.
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 of collection and before 1700 on Fridays. Call CBDI DIL at 513-636-4685 with courier and sample tracking number. Results of a same day CBCD must accompany the sample.
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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