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Lymphocyte Subsets

Alternate Names
CD4 Counts, T-Cell Subsets, Subsets, T4/T8 Ratio, CD4/CD8 Ratio, 4:8
Ordering Information

MEDICAL STAFF:

Please request a Full Blood Examination when ordering Lymphocyte Subsets. This is required to quantitate the subsets.

 

Please contact Flow Cytometry for enquiries, Ph: 9496 5909.

 

For other Immunophenotyping, please refer to: Flow Cytometry

Laboratory
Flow Cytometry
MBS Number
71139
Specimen
Blood
Container
Lithium Heparin - No Gel (green)
EDTA (purple)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

Please collect DEDICATED 1 x Lithium Heparin (without gel) & 1 x EDTA

FOR METRO COLLECTION CENTRES: DO NOT COLLECT AFTER MIDDAY FRIDAY OR AT ALL ON SATURDAY.

FOR REGIONAL COLLECTION CENTRES: DO NOT COLLECT ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.

Specimen must be processed by Flow Cytometry within 48 hours of collection.

 

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Monday - Friday
Test Code
SUBS
Storage Instructions
Store specimen at Room Temperature
Transport Instructions
Transport at room temperature
Laboratory Notes

DO NOT SPIN. KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. Forward sample to Heidelberg, Flow Cytometry.

 

If a sample is collected outside of the specified collection timeframe, forward the sample to Flow Cytometry.