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Memory B-cell (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:MBCELL
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:MBC
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Dedicated EDTA tube stored at room temperature. Please collect extra EDTA  and  request FBE at same time.

Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mLEDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

Dedicated EDTA tube.

Flow cytometric analysis is referred to Alfred Pathology Service and the test needs to be performed within 24 hours of collection. As the sample will need to be transported to the Alfred hospital, only collect the sample on Monday-Thursday. This test is not available on weekends or public holidays.  

If absolute counts required, please take a separate EDTA tube and request FBE.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Send to lab immediately

Transport specimen at Room temperature.

Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:4 x weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature