CD4RT - Specimen: CD4 T-Cell Recent Thymic Emigrants (RTE)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CD4RT    
CD4 T-Cell Recent Thymic Emigrants (RTE)

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

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.

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. Specimens arriving on the weekend may be canceled. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

 

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

2. Ship specimen overnight in an Ambient Mailer-Critical Specimens Only (Supply T668).

Additional Information: Ordering physician name and phone number are required.

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

1.5 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

NA

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 EDTAAmbient48 hours