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Test ID: GLICP    
CD8 T-Cell Immune Competence Panel, Global, Whole Blood

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When multiple specimen types are required to perform a panel of tests, the laboratory will perform the tests for which the appropriate specimen type was received and the laboratory will cancel those for which the appropriate specimen was not received. Be advised that this may change the degree of interpretation received with the report.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

WB Sodium Heparin
Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. Collect and package specimens as close to shipping time as possible. Ship specimens overnight in an Ambient Shipping Box-Critical Specimens Only (T668) following the instructions in the mailer.

 

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

 

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

Necessary Information

Date of collection 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 collections be performed at the same time of day.

 

Supplies: Ambient Shipping Box-Critical Specimens Only (T668)

 

Two separate whole blood specimens are required.

 

Specimen Type: EDTA whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

2. Label specimen as blood for TBBS / Quantitative Lymphocyte Subsets: T, B, and Natural Killer (NK)

 

Specimen Type: Sodium heparin whole blood

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 15 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as blood for GLIC / CD8 T-Cell Immune Competence, Global, Blood.

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

Sodium heparin whole blood: 10 mL
EDTA whole blood: 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
WB Sodium HeparinAmbient48 hoursGREEN TOP/HEP
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient52 hoursPURPLE OR PINK TOP/EDTA