Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) whole blood in 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube AND 3 mL (2 mL min.) whole blood in 1 Green Top (Sodium Heparin) tube. Ship immediately at 18-22°C. DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE. Specify time, date and clinical details on test request form.
Stability (Room): 24 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Flow Cytometry
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 – 15 days
Usage: This test (CD4 counts) is intended for use as an aid in the management and care of HIV patients and is required to assess their candidacy for ART initiation. It is not intended for use in the initial diagnosis or confirmation of HIV infection.
Disease: AIDS, Immunodeficiency states
Components: *CD4 Includes % and Absolute Counts
Home Collection: Available
Department: FLOW CYTOMETRY
Pre-test Information: Give brief clinical history.