||Quantitative Flow Cytometry
#ExistPATIENTPREP>Patient Prep: Draw specimen before administering immunosuppressive medications.
#ExistCollect>Collect: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: THIS TEST IS FOR TRANSPLANT PATIENTS ONLY. WBC and lymph percent results with the same draw date and time as the CD3 specimen must be provided by the client. Specimens must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection. Some medications may affect immunophenotyping results and should be listed on the patient test request form.
New York State Clients: EDTA specimens must be analyzed within 30 hours of collection. Heparin specimens must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Clotted, hemolyzed, frozen, or refrigerated specimens. Specimens older than 48 hours.
New York State Clients: Clotted, hemolyzed, frozen, or refrigerated specimens. EDTA specimens older than 30 hours and heparin specimens older than 48 hours.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York State Clients: Ambient: 30 hours in EDTA, 48 hours in heparin; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable