Natural Killer (NK)/Natural Killer T (NKT) Cell Subset Panel

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: NKSP/MAYO

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Tube Type: Green Top (Sodium Heparin).

Collection Volume: 6 mL

Cause for rejection: Specimen received 30 hours after drawn.
Gross hemolysis
Reject if drawn in lithium heparin tube, aliquot tube, green top microtube (lithium heparin)

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Send specimen Monday through Thursday only.

Methodology: Flow Cytometry


Special Instructions: Send specimen Monday through Thursday only. Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw and by 10 am on Friday. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible. Ship specimen overnight. Specimen is stable for 30 hours ambient.
Send specimen in original tube. Do NOT aliquot. For serial monitoring, recommend draw specimen at same time of day.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8377

TAT: 3-4 days

CPT Code: 86357,88184,88185

Panel Includes: NK/NKT Interpretation
Total Lymphs (CD45+)
% Total CD45+CD-3 cells
Total CD45+ CD3- cells
% Total NK Cells
Total NK Cells
% Cytotoxic NK (CD16++CD56+)
Cytotoxic NK (CD16++CD56+)
% Cytokine-Producing NK (CD56++)
Cytokine-Producing NK (CD56++)
%Total CD45+CD3+ Cells
Total CD45+CD3+ Cells
%NKT cells (CD3+CD56+)
NKT cells (CD3+CD56+)

Synonyms: Natrual Killer Subset Phenotyping
NK cell Phenotyping
Cytokine-producing NK cells
Cytotoxic NK cells
NKT cells
Invariant NKT cells
CD56+++NK cells
CD56bright NK cells
Perforin
Granzymes
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
HLH
NK cell deficiencies
Absolute NK cell defects
NK cells
Classic NK cell deficiency

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