Total T Lymphocytes (CD3) / T-Helper Lymphocytes (CD4) / T Suppressor Lymphocytes (CD8)
86359 / 86360
Specimen Collection Details
One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Submit specimens to the laboratory within 48 hours. If specimens will not be received in the laboratory within 24 hours, perform a CBC and submit results with specimen at ambient temperature or refrigerated.
48 hours ambient or refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
4 mL whole blood.
1 mL whole blood.
Ambient or refrigerated.
Provide patient’s Social Security Number and date of birth to assure correct matching of patient for cumulative historical reports. NOTE: for evaluation of possible lymphoma, CLL or other lymphoproliferative disorders see Flow Cytometry, Lymphoid Panel (29400).
Clotted or frozen specimen; specimen more than 48 hours old at time of testing.