Test Details

Mnemonic

RITFC

Ordering Code

3400295

CPT-4 Code(s)

86356

Specimen Information

Collect

Green sodium heparin

Specimen Preparation

Send 5.0 mL whole blood in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood or Bone marrow in lavender EDTA tube, or Yellow ACD B, Fresh (unfixed) tissue,
Buffy coat, CSF, Tissue (Biopsy fluid, Pleural fluid)

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Clotted, frozen of fixed sample

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Flow Cytometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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