|Test||CD4 COUNT FOR MONITORING, BLOOD|
|Description||Useful for monitoring CD4 counts in HIV positive individuals.
Percent of total lymphs:
|Specimen||NOTE: Specimen must be received at the NorDx Scarborough facility by midnight Friday to guarantee processing within 48 hrs of collection. Do not collect specimen on Friday afternoon for Saturday arrival at the Scarborough location or before a holiday weekend.
Draw blood in a 5ml EDTA lavender-top tube. Forward promptly at AMBIENT TEMPERATURE. SPECIMEN CANNOT BE FROZEN
NOTE: DATE OF COLLECTION, AND CLINICAL INFORMATION ARE REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
|Reference Values||Percentage and absolute counts of T-Cell markers reported with age specific normal ranges.|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
86359 T cells, total count
86360 T cells, absolute CD4 and CD8 count.