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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha Beta Double-Negative T Cells for Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome, Blood (ALPS)

Methodology

Flow Cytometry


Synonyms

Canale-Smith syndrome; CD4/CD8 negative; DNT (Double Negative T-Cells); Double negative T cells (DNT); Alpha/Beta positive

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab


Epic ID

LAB08992

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

3-4 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-3 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Collect Monday-Thursday 0800-1300 ONLY, no weekends or holidays.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia

Test Volume Required

3 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Specimens are required to be recieved at Mayo lab on weekdays and by 4 P.M. on Friday. It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of draw.


Comments

No insurance authorization required.


CPT Codes

86356 (x2), 86359


Revised

11-27-19

Initials

SL