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TCR vbeta Repertoire

Source Blood
 
Mnemonic TCR FLOW
 
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 1 x 1.8 mL blue top sodium citrate

Adult: 1 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A

Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

Also accepted: EDTA, sodium heparin

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: DO NOT centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship at room temperature or 4oC, using an overnight courier.  Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information

Patient history required.

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.

24 vbeta TCR antigens are tested and results are reported as a percentage of CD3, CD3+4+ or CD3+8+ cells. A graphical representation of results is also provided.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday to Saturday
Alternate Name(s) T Cell Receptor Panel
 
Reference Interval Provided on report.