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Test Compendium

6870: HELPER/SUPPRESS/NATURAL KILLER

Test Code

  • 6870

Test Synonym

  • LYMPHOCYTE SUBSET PANEL 1

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood

Container

  • Lavender & Yellow Acd, Lavender Top Tube, Yellow Top Tube, Yellow Acd Sol B, Yellow Acd-A

Storage

  • Ambient

CPT Codes

  • 86357,86359,86360
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Lavender-top (EDTA) tube and yellow-top (ACD-A or ACD-B) tube Both tubes required for testing (stable only 2 days room temp)

Additional Information

  • Draw both Lavender-top (EDTA) tube and yellow-top (ACD-A or ACD-B) tube Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after collection. To preserve cellular viability, collect specimen so it will arrive in the laboratory within 48 hours of collection. Please indicate date and time of venipuncture on the tube(s) and on the test requisition. Fill tubes to capacity.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 2 days REF: Unstable FRO: Unstable