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Lymphocyte mitogen proliferation

Lab Section:  Sendout  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB8673 
Methodology: Cell Culture
Schedule: Tuesday-Friday
Reported: 15 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 10.0 mL Blood in a Green Top Tube - Sodium Heparin.
Pediatric volume: 7 mL.
Green (sodium heparin) (patient) AND green (sodium heparin) (control). Also acceptable: Yellow (ACD solution A) (patient) AND yellow (ACD solution A) (control). Patient and control specimens must be collected within 48 hours of test performance.
Transport: CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Handling: Transport 10 mL whole blood (patient) AND 10 mL whole blood (control) in original collection tubes. (Min: 7 mL (patient) AND 7 mL (control)) Do not refrigerate or freeze. LIVE LYMPHOCYTES REQUIRED. Infant Minimum: 3 mL (patient) AND 7 mL (control)..
Unacceptable conditions: Refrigerated or frozen specimens. Specimens in transport longer than 48 hours.
Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Primarily for research and to support attempts to understand the pathogenesis of immune, infectious, allergic, or inflammatory disorders.

Collect control specimen from a healthy individual unrelated to patient.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86353 x3
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 14:58:40
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:28:12