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Testing with 2 stimulants will always be performed. When adequate specimen is available, a third stimulant will be performed and billed separately. If isolated patient’s peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) have a low WBC, selected dilutions or stimulants may not be used at the discretion of the laboratory to ensure the most reliable results.
Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw; NYS specimens must arrive within 24 hours of draw or testing will be canceled. Specimens arriving on the weekend may be canceled. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible. Ship specimen overnight in an Ambient Mailer-Critical Specimens Only (Supply T668).
Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)
<3 months: 1 mL
3 months-5 years: 3 mL
6-18 years: 5 mL
>18 years: 20 mL
1. Send specimen is original tube. Do not aliquot.
2. Ship specimen priority overnight in an Ambient Mailer-Critical Specimens Only (Supply T668).
1. Date and time of draw and ordering physician name and phone number are required.
2. For serial monitoring, we recommend that specimen draws be performed at the same time of day.
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK
Lithium heparin tube
|WB Sodium Heparin||Ambient||48 hours|