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Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome Panel

Source Blood
Mnemonic ALPS (NOTE: CBC required if not already collected same day)
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL dark green top sodium heparin tube. NOT PST.

Minimum volume: 1 mL

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Mix well. DO NOT centrifuge or freeze. Deliver immediately to Flow Cytometry.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: CBC/DIFF required: fax CBC results to 403-270-4135.
DO NOT centrifuge or freeze samples. Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: This is a restricted test. The test MUST be booked with Flow Cytometry at 403-944-4771.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta:  Use FC3200EP Flow Cytometry Out of Province Requisition.
For pricing and billing, refer to Flow Cytometry Billing and Pricing.

The ALPS screening panel includes immunophenotyping of peripheral blood lymphocytes with quantitation of CD3+CD4-CD8- "double negative T cells" (DNT), CD95 (Fas), CD45R (CD220), CD19+CD27+ memory B cells as well as activated T cell subsets.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s) ALPS
Reference Interval Provided on report.