BTK - Performance: Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (Btk), Protein Expression, Flow Cytometry, Blood

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Test Name

Test ID: BTK    
Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (Btk), Protein Expression, Flow Cytometry, Blood

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Bruton tyrosine kinase (Btk) protein expression screening assay is carried out with a whole blood sample. The cells in the blood are stained with antihuman CD20 (B cells) and CD14 (monocytes) antibodies, which is followed by red blood cell lysis (using a premade Lysis buffer), cell fixation, and permeabilization to prepare the cell membrane for the antihuman Btk antibody. After the permeabilization step, the cells are stained for intracellular Btk using antihuman Btk-fluorescent preconjugated antibody (BD Biosciences). After the staining and wash process, the cells are fixed and analyzed by multiparametric flow cytometry.(Unpublished Mayo method; Futatani T, Miyawaki T, Tsukada S, et al: Deficient expression of Bruton's tyrosine kinase in monocytes from X-linked agammaglobulinemia as evaluated by a flow cytometric analysis and its clinical application to carrier detection. Blood 1998;91[2]:595-602)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Do not send specimen after Thursday. Specimen must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

3 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

4 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test