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Test Code LABNKASY Natural Killer Assay (NK Function), Whole Blood

Important Note

Specimen must arrive at the testing laboratory within 24 hours of draw. Specimen can only be drawn Monday through Thursday, they will not be accepted on weekends or holidays.

It is recommended that a concurrent Lymphocyte Subpopulation be ordered with this assay (or the results of one sent).

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic Cincinnati Children's Test Code
NATURAL KILLER ASSAY LABNKASY NKASY 2900800

 

Methodology

Chromium Release

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive at the testing laboratory within 24 hours of draw. Specimen can only be drawn Monday through Thursday, they will not be accepted on weekends or holidays.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Sodium Heparin (Dark Green top)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 3 mL (dependent upon patient's absolute lymphocyte count (ALC))

Collection Instructions: Draw Monday through Thursday only 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient 24 hours/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday (Specimen must be in the testing lab at Cincinnati  by 11 am on Fridays)

Analytic Time

3 days

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86352, 86357

Performing Laboratory

Cincinnati Children's Hospital