Draw one green top tube (Sodium or Lithium Heparin) top tube.
Do not centrifuge! Keep at room temp (18-22°C).
Preferred volume: 10 mL
Minimum volume: 6 mL blood
Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed or centrifuged specimens. Anticoagulants other than heparin. Specimens >24 hrs old.
Maintain and transport specimens at room temperature (18-22°C).
Ship specimens Priority Overnight via Fed Ex in container sufficiently insulated to avoid temperature extremes (<10°C and >37°C).
24 hours at room temperature (18-22°C)
Samples must arrive within 24 hours of draw and are accepted Monday through Thursday.
Immunology Lab - Phenotyping Assays
CD119 (IFN gamma R alpha);Flow Cytometry (IFN gamma R alpha)
Index value > 2.1
Mutations of the interferon gamma receptor can lead to increased susceptibility to infections with intracellular organisms such as mycobacteria and salmonella. Analysis of the interferon gamma receptor expression on peripheral blood cells assists in the immunological evaluation of patients with chronic or disseminated mycobacterial or salmonella infections.