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TLR Function

Test Code: 403091P

Cpt Code:

86352 (x5)

Clinical Utility

This test would be indicated in a patient with symptoms of immune deficiency when the routine immunological assessments have not been instructive.

Procedure

Heparinized whole blood is stimulated with TLR ligands or left unstimualted (as background) and the cultured cells are incubated at 37°C. Following the stimulation phase, the plasma is recovered and analyzed for TNF-alpha by an Meso Scale Discovery (MSD®) Electrochemiluminescent Assay. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Turnaround Time

5-7 business days from receipt of specimen

Specimen Information

whole blood

NY approved. 8 mL whole blood collected and shipping in original sodium heparin (green top) tube. Blood should be mixed well to avoid clotting. Do not use ACD or EDTA as the anticoagulant. Due to time constraints of the assay, samples need to be collected between the hours of 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central time Monday thru Thursday. Ship priority overnight at ambient temperature. Temperature extremes must be avoided and the test must be performed within 24 hours of collection.

Disclaimer

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.

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