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Organ transplant T cell monitoring (therapeutic antibody monitoring)
 
Test Synonyms:
T cell subsets (therapeutic antibody monitoring for organ transplant) flow cytometry CD4 CD8 CD3 t-cell
 
Lab:
Flow Cytometry
Inpatient Req:
Flow Cytometry (#84449)  
Outpatient Req:
Flow Cytometry (#84449)  
Specimen:
10 ml Yellow Solution A
Yellow top tube (ACD anticoagulant A or B) or Lavender top tube (EDTA anticoagulant) containing peripheral blood at room temperature - DO NOT FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE. A CBC must be sent to the Hematology Laboratory (Gray 5) in conjunction with this specimen for absolute counts. Indicate present immunosuppressive therapy (i.e., OKT3, anti-thymoglobulin).
Result Time:
1 hour with a stat request; 4 hours otherwise.   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
This test should be used for enumerating lymphocyte subsets related to organ transplant monitoring. This panel includes: absolute lymphocyte count, CD3, CD4, CD5, CD8, CD14, CD16+56, CD19, CD45. For questions, call the lab at 617-726-8487, or page beeper #23232 using the automatic paging system (617-724-5700).
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