Do not order for patients younger than 3 months unless clinical history of candidiasis is present.
Collect control specimen from a healthy individual unrelated to patient at approximately the same time as and under similar conditions to the 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.
Yellow (ACD Solution B). 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
Candida and tetanus antigens are tested independently in lymphocyte culture. Lymphocyte proliferation in response to these antigens is determined by 3H-thymidine incorporation.
Results are reported as the counts per minute (CPM) antigen stimulated versus control cultures and a stimulation index (SI) which represents the ratio of mean 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|
|0096055||Lymphocyte Ag Proliferation|
- Antigen Proliferation, Lymphocytes