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B Cell Quantitation (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:B Cells
B cell subset
CD19/CD20
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:BCQ
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Collect Mon-Thu only.

Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 3 mLEDTA 3 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:3 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature
Additional Notes:

For quantitation of peripheral blood B-cells for patients on Rituximab therapy.