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Alias Names: IgD
Methodology: Nephelometry (Neph)
Edit Date: 2/10/2009
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82784-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately. Pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 48 hours refrigerated, or 1 month frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: IgD is one of the five classes of immunoglobulin. IgD is mainly found on the surface of B-cells and may help regulate B-cell function. The function of circulating IgD is unknown, but it likely serves as an early B-cell receptor.
Rejection Criteria: Severe lipemia, hemolysis, or contaminated specimen

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