CD4NY - Specimen: CD4 Count for Monitoring, New York, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CD4NY    
CD4 Count for Monitoring, New York, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

Necessary Information

Date of draw is 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.

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

 

Container/Tube: 4 mL Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

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

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

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

ACD, sodium heparin, or lithium heparin blood specimen; or specimen in aliquot tube (not in original Vacutainer)

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient72 hours