PAN T Panel by Flow : 1004613

Message
Please submit a copy of the most recent CBC with differential report and any clinical information related to the patient's disease state. The CBC w/diff is needed for the reporting of the flow cytometry interpretative results.


Test Code
PTCELL or 1004613


Alias/See Also
Immunophenotyping (Pan T-cell Panel); CD3 (Pan T-cell Panel); Pan T-cell Panel


CPT Codes
86359

Includes
This test provides CD3 results only.


Instructions
Peripheral blood in a lavender top (EDTA) tube (4-10 mL).


Transport Container
The specimen must be received within 36 hours of collection. Do not centrifuge.


Transport Temperature
Ambient temperature within 36 hours.


Specimen Stability
Lavender (EDTA): Ambient: 36 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
<85% Viability for Lymphocytic Subset panels;Centrifuged specimens.


Methodology
Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday


Report Available
1-2 days


Limitations
Laboratory test results should always be considered in the context of clinical observations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by med fusion. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational for research. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.


Reference Range
Age                  C3 Absolute  CD3 Percentage (%)
0-3 Months     2500-5500      53- 84
3-6 Months     2500-5600      51-77
6-12 Months    1900-5900       49-76
1-2 Years         2100-6200      53-75
2-6 Years         1400-3700      56-75
6-12 Years        1200-2600      60-76
12-18 years       1000-2200      56-84
Adult                 840-3060        57-85


Clinical Significance
The measurement of lymphocyte subsets may be useful in monitoring immunosuppressive therapies and determining the immune status of patients. These quantitative tests are measured out in absolute numbers which are determined from different cell types such as total T-cells, CD4 T-cells, CD8 T-cells, B-cells and .NK cells. For example, CD4 counts are commonly used for monitoring HIV infected patients


Performing Laboratory
med fusion



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.