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Test Code ABSCD4 Absolute CD4, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Flow Cytometry

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

ACD and EDTA whole blood are required for this test.

 

Draw a full, yellow-top (ACD) tube and a full, lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Forward unprocessed whole blood promptly.

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood ACD and EDTA Refrigerated 72 hrs

 

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

 

Reference Values

CD4
Percent:  30-61
Absolute:  401-1,532

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

CPT Coding

86361

Secondary ID

HHA1478