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Regulatory T Cells

Source Blood
Mnemonic TREG
Note: CBC/DIFF required if not already collected same day.
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 0.5 mL EDTA microcollection container

Adult: 1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA

Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

Also accepted: ACD-A, sodium citrate

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Mix well. DO NOT refrigerate, 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 refrigerate, centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship at room temperature, using an overnight courier. Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information

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 percentage and absolute count of CD3+4+25+127lo Tregs are reported.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s) FoxP3, TREG
Reference Interval Provided on report.