IMMUNODEFICIENCY PANEL I

Mnemonic

TCELL

Synonym

Immunodeficiency Profile 1 - Flow Immune Deficiency Profile I - T-cell Panel - CD4/CD8 - T4/T8 - CD4/CD8 - Immunophenotyping - CD3 - CD4 - CD8 – Helper and Suppressor T Cells- Helper and Suppressor T Cells and Ratio-T and B cells -T and B cells and ratio

Includes

CBC, percentage and absolute numbers of total T-cells, helper and suppressor T-cells, CD3CD4/CD3CD8 ratio

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL lavender (Flow) AND one 2.0 mL lavender (Hematology) EDTA top tubes; minimum ½ full

Handling

Store ambient (20°-25° C). 

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 2.0 - 4.0 mL whole blood.

2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 1.0 - 2.0 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

Whole Blood, lavender (EDTA) top tube must be filled to a minimum of 1/2 of the maximum sample volume:

  • 4.0 mL tube must have 2.0 mL of blood minimum
  • 2.0 mL tube must have 1.0 mL of blood minimum
  • Micro lavender (EDTA) top container must be filled between the minimum and maximum fill lines

Transport

Ambient (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens more than five days old (ambient); refrigerated, clotted, hemolyzed or frozen.

Note: CBC rejection criteria differs, refer to entry for CBC.

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C) – Immune Panel I, stable 5 days.

Note: CBC rejection criteria differs, refer to entry for CBC.

Testing Information

Performed

Monday - Friday except holidays

Reported

Monday -Friday except holidays, 24-48 hours from receipt in Flow Lab

Method

Flow Cytometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Comments

Results include Antibody Specificity.

CPT Codes

85025, 86360

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:16 AM