Primarily used for research and to support attempts to understand the pathogenesis of immune, infectious, allergic, or inflammatory disorders.
Collect control specimen from a healthy individual unrelated to patient.
Green (sodium heparin) (patient) AND green (sodium heparin) (control). Also acceptable: Yellow (ACD solution A) (patient) AND yellow (ACD solution A) (control). Patient and control specimens must be collected within 48 hours of test performance.
Transport 10 mL whole blood (patient) AND 10 mL whole blood (control) in original collection tubes. (Min: 7 mL (patient) AND 7 mL (control)) Do not refrigerate or freeze. LIVE LYMPHOCYTES REQUIRED.
Infant Minimum: 3 mL (patient) AND 7 mL (control).
CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Refrigerated or frozen specimens. Specimens in transport longer than 48 hours.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York State Clients: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Lymphocyte proliferation in response to the nonspecific mitogens phytohemagglutinin (PHA), concanavalin A (Con A), and pokeweed are determined by 3H-thymidine incorporation.
Results are reported as counts per minute (CPM) mitogen stimulated versus a control culture and a stimulation index (SI) which represents the ratio of CPM of the stimulated lymphocytes to the mean CPM of the unstimulated control.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
Interpretation comparing the patient results to the client normal control and the laboratory control will be provided by the medical director.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0096044||Lymphocyte Mitogen Proliferation||58722-0|
- Mitogen Proliferation, Lymphocytes