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BCH Order Code LAB2651 Natural Killer Cell Markers (CD16/56)

Additional Codes

NJH Test ID
NKMK

Useful For

This test is useful for assessing NK (natural killer) cell percentages and numbers and it assists in the evaluation of immunodeficiency.

Performing Laboratory

National Jewish Hospital

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL (1 mL pediatric minimum)

Collection Instructions: Specimen must arrive at National Jewish within 24 hours of collection.

 

DO NOT CENTRIFUGE.

 

CBC results within 3 days of draw must also be provided or a lavender top tube included with required specimen(s) to run CBC at ADx.

On Fridays, sample MUST arrive at ADx before 1:00pm.

 

Specimen Rejection:  Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed, spun down, citrate anticoagulant (blue top)

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Methodology

Flow Cytometry

Reference Values

By Report

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday-Friday

Must arrive at NJH before 1:00PM Friday

Preferred Draw: Monday-Thursday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86357