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Antigen Blastogenesis


Antigen Blastogenesis - Viral

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Children's Hospital Los Angeles-Dr. Parkman's Lab

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 weeks

Stat TAT


Collection Information

Specimen Required

10 ml blood

Container Type


Collection Instructions

Absolute min 5.0 ml blood in green top tube (if cell count high enough). If any questions regarding draw amount, call CHLA Lab at (213) 669-2546. Draw Mon-Thurs only, on Thurs by noon for Fed Ex pick up that day. (Test includes: Tetanus, Candida, CMV, Herpes & Varicella). (Cells are viable for 48 hours only).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Test Volume Required

10 ml blood in green top tube

Minimum Test Volume

5 ml blood in green top tube

Processing Instructions

Complete CHSD Universal req. Send Via Fed Ex (room temp) Mon-Thurs only to: Dr. Parkman - Resr. Bldg Room 24 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 4650 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (213) 669-2546 Test includes: Tetanus, Candida, CMV, Herpes, Varicella. Cells viable 48 hours only