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Mitogen-induced Lymphocyte Proliferation Panel (PHA, Con A, PWM) (91976)


Cell Culture (CC); Scintillation Counter

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2 Weeks

Collection Information

Specimen Required

5-10 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)

Collection Instructions

Collect Monday-Thursday ONLY, no weekend or holidays.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Received refrigerated; Received frozen; Clotted specimens; Samples collected in lithium heparin tubes

Test Volume Required

10 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

5 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Ship Monday-Thursday ONLY, no weekends or holidays.

Included Tests

Phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-induced Lymphocyte Proliferation, Concanavalin A (Con A)-induced Lymphocyte Proliferation and Pokeweed Mitogen (PWM)-induced Lymphocyte Proliferation

CPT Codes

86353 (x3)