Nitroblue Tetrazolium Test
Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology
4 coverslip preps (1.0 mL minimum)
Cause for rejection:
Preps which have dried; preps in which specimen is not contained
within the endotoxin circle
Microscopic Evaluation of Dye reduction by endotoxin stimulated neutrophils
Specimen cannot be stored. Blood must be collected without anticoagulants on specially prepared slides.
Test must be scheduled with the Centralized Core Lab (CCL-330-543-8416), Akron campus only, in advance.
Call CCL technologist when patient arrives for testing. Inform laboratory of any additional test to be drawn at this time.
Reference range is available on patient report
Tetrazolium Reduction Test; NBT Test; Chronic
Granulomatous Disease (CGD)