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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.
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. Samples 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).
For serial monitoring, we recommend that specimen draws be performed at the same time of day.
Two separate specimens are required.
Specimen Type: EDTA whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
1. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.
2. Label specimen as blood for TBBS / T- and B-Cell Quantitation by Flow Cytometry.
Additional Information: Date of draw is required.
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.
Green-top (lithium heparin) tube
|WB Sodium Heparin||Ambient||48 hours|
|Whole Blood EDTA||Ambient||52 hours|