GLIC - Specimen: CD8 T-Cell Immune Competence, Global, Blood

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Test ID: GLIC    
CD8 T-Cell Immune Competence, Global, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

WB Sodium Heparin

Shipping Instructions

Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible. It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw. Ship specimen overnight in an Ambient Mailer-Critical Specimens Only (T668).

Samples arriving on the weekend may be canceled.

Necessary Information

Ordering physician's name and phone number are required.

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.

Supplies: Ambient Mailer-Critical Specimens Only (T668)

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 15 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.

10 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

Lithium heparin
Green top microtube

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
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