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Test ID: TCIPF    
T- and B-Cell Quantitation and Lymphocyte Proliferation to Antigens and Mitogens Panel

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

WB Sodium Heparin
Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw. Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. No weekend processing. Draw and package specimens as close to shipping time as possible. Ship specimen overnight in an Ambient Mailer-Critical Specimens Only (Supply T668).

 

Date and time of draw and ordering physician's name and phone number are required.

 

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

 

Three separate specimens are required.

 

Specimen Type: EDTA whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

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

 

Specimen Type: Sodium heparin whole blood

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume:

<3 months: 1 mL

3-24 months: 3 mL

25 months-18 years: 5 mL

>18 years: 20 mL

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

 

Specimen Type: Sodium heparin whole blood

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume:

<3 months: 1 mL

3 months-5 years: 2 mL

6-18 years: 3 mL

>18 years: 10 mL

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

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

EDTA whole blood: 1 mL; Sodium heparin whole blood <6 years: 1 mL/6-18 years: 2 mL/Adults (>18 years): 6 mL; Sodium heparin whole blood: 1 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimens in aliquot tubes (not in original Vacutainer)

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
WB Sodium HeparinAmbient48 hours
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient52 hours