Test Code: See LANTI or LSTIM
Draw one green top tube (Sodium Heparin) top tube.
Do NOT centrifuge! Keep at room temperature (18-22°C).
Preferred volume: 7 mL
Additionally, please send one normal control (sodium heparin green top tube) from a healthy, unrelated individual.
POSITIVE PATIENT IDENTIFICATION [Labeling] requires we use two (2) pieces of information [identifiers].
Minimum volume: 2-3 mL blood
Centrifuged specimens, specimens received after 24 hours of draw, frozen specimens, specimens in lithium heparin, specimens in tubes with gel such as SST's and PSTs.
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)
Lymphocyte stimulation in cell culture
Immunology Lab - Functional Assay
Lymphocyte stimulation (Lymphocyte Proliferation to Tetanus Antigen);LSTET;WBTET
Lymphocyte Proliferation Assessment: (begin with Lymphocyte enumeration, CDC panel, TBCDC), Lymphocyte proliferation to candida antigen (LSCAN), Lymphocyte proliferation to ConA mitogen (LSCON), Lymphocyte proliferation to PHA mitogen (LSPHA), Lymphocyte proliferation to PWM mitogen (LSPWM), Beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BER1)
If all 5 components (Test codes LSCAN, LSCON, LSTET, LSPHA and LSPWM) of the Lymphocyte Stimulation are ordered together, 30mL whole blood is sufficient to complete testing.