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

Abbrev Code:FLOBAL   
Order Code:LAB6523Order Name:Lymphocyte Subset Bronchial
Synonyms:Flow Cytometry Bronchial; BAL CD4
Methodology:Multi-color immunofluorescence and flow cytometry.
CPT Codes: 86356 x6
Test Includes:Lymphocytes and T subset enumeration, B cell enumeration and NK cell enumeration, which includes percentages and T helper: T suppressor ratio.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are accepted Mon-Thur, 24 hours/day; Friday before 1600. Testing is performed Mon-Fri only; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Provide diagnosis, age, collection date and time, specimen type.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Clinical Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. FDA does not require this test to go through premarket FDA review. This test is used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bronchial Fluid
Optimal Volume:20 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Sample must be received by the Immunophenotyping and Flow Cytometry laboratory.
Causes for Rejection:Specimens received greater than 48 hours after collection. Frozen specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge. Store refrigerated after hours. Contact IFC Laboratory prior to sending specimen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunophenotyping and Flow Cytometry  (UMMC East Bank)

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