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Test Catalog

Test ID: TCP    
T-Cell Subsets, Naive, Memory, and Activated, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Ordering Guidance

This assay provides quantitative information on various T-cell subsets in blood; it does not provide any information on the antigen-specific or otherwise functional state of the T cells. To assess the overall functional state of T cells, LPMGF / Lymphocyte Proliferation to Mitogens, Blood and LPAGF / Lymphocyte Proliferation to Antigens, Blood (using Candida and tetanus antigens) are appropriate. To assess cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific immune competence, order CMVC8 / Cytomegalovirus (CMV) CD8 T-Cell Immune Competence, Quantitative Assessment by Flow Cytometry, Blood.

Shipping Instructions

Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. Collect and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

 

It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of collection.

 

Samples arriving on the weekend and observed holidays may be canceled.

Necessary Information

Ordering physician's name and phone number are required.

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

For serial monitoring, it is recommended that specimens are collected at the same time of day.

 

Container/Tube: 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

1 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