Immune Cell Function

Test Code

CPT Codes
86352<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing. For New York patient testing use test code 17836X**

Preferred Specimen
1 mL whole blood collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL


Call for STAT transportation to lab

• Test available by prior arrangement only.
• Contact your local laboratory for specific directions.
• Special logistic arrangements must be made before ordering the test.
• Samples received exceeding 30 hours will be rejected.
 Only collect MONDAY - WEDNESDAY.  Must arrive at Sandridge in AM on morning of collection.  Do not collect the day before a holiday.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis • Samples received >30 hours after collection


Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Fri; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
≤225 ng/mL ATP Low Immune Cell Response
226-524 ng/mL ATP Moderate Immune Cell Response
≥525 ng/mL ATP Strong Immune Cell Response

Clinical Significance
This measurement of cellular mediated immunity may be valuable in a variety of applications including transplantation, management of infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, HCV), autoimmunity, cancer, as well as vaccine and drug development.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

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.