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Th17 Enumeration

Source Blood
Mnemonic TH17
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 1 x 4 mL dark green top SODIUM heparin tube

Adult: 1 x 4 mL dark green top SODIUM heparin tube

Minimum volume: 1.0 mL
Not accepted: EDTA, sodium citrate, ACD-A, lithium heparin

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: 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.

Following stimulation with PMA/Ionomycin, the percentage of CD3+4+ cells that are positive for IL-17a is reported.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s) Th17
Reference Interval Provided on report.