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T Cell Subsets

Source Blood
Mnemonic TSUBSETS (Note: CBC/DIFF required if not already collected same day)
Specimen Requirements

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

Minimum volume: 1 mL
Also accepted: EDTA, sodium citrate, ACD-A

Specimen Handling

Mix well. DO NOT centrifuge or freeze.

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

Additional Information The following T cell subsets are enumerated: Recent Thymic emigrants, regulatory T cells, CD3+4+T cells, CD3+8+T cells, naïve, terminally differentiated, effector memory, central memory CD4+ and CD8+T cells.
Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Shown on report.