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Natural Killer (NK)/Natural Killer (NK Function)

Centralized Core Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
NKFCT/Cinci
Specimen Type:
Whole Blood
Tube Type:
Green Top (Sodium Heparin).
Collection Volume:
Call Laboratory Sendouts ext. 34853 for collection volume.
Cause for Rejection:
Frozen, clotted, centrifuged, specimens greater than 28 hrs. old, specimens collected in anticoagulants other than Sodium Heparin
Storage:
Critical Ambient
Availability:
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Methodology:
Chromium Release
Special Instructions:
Transport whole blood in original collection tubes. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Specimen must be received by our laboratory within 28 hours of collection. Specimen must be at Cincinnati Children's by 11 am Fridays
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
4 days
Additional Info:
Reference range available on patient report
CPT Code:
86357,86352
Panel Includes:
NK 50:1 NK 25:1 NK 12:1 NK 6:1 NK Lytic Unit NK (CD16/56%) – no reference range for this component for this report Interpretation
Synonyms:
Natural Killer Function, HLH: MK Function, NK Cell Function, Natural Killer Cell Function