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Test Catalog

Test ID: TCD4    
CD4 Count for Immune Monitoring, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

Necessary Information

Date of draw is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

For serial monitoring, we recommend that specimen draws be performed at the same time of day.

 

Container/Tube: 4 mL Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient72 hoursPURPLE OR PINK TOP/EDTA