Mitogen Stimulation of Lymphocytes: Specify Phytohemagglutinin (PHA), Concanavalin A (Con A) or Pokeweed Mitogen (PWM)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

MITOGEN

POE DESCRIPTION: PHYTOHEMAGLUTININ STIMULATION; PHA

CONCAVALIN A; CON A

POKEWEED MITOGEN; PWM

CPT CODE: 86353 for each
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Thurs.
TURNAROUND TIME: 2 weeks
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Blood must be in laboratory by 1300 and within 3 hours of drawing. Test requires viable lymphocytes. Specimens accepted Sunday through Thursday Only.

CONTAINER TYPE: Green top (sodium heparin) tube
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

10 mL heparinized whole blood

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Lithium Heparin tubes are not acceptable.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1 mL heparinized whole blood

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Do not refrigerate.  Specimen must arrive at Mayo Clinic within 24 hours of draw, and by 10 am on Friday.

REFERENCE RANGE: Reference ranges are included with report.
REFERRAL LABORATORY:

See Mayo Clinic - Search Test Code 60591

LAST UPDATED:

1-24-2012

TEST SYNONYM(S):T-Cell or B-Cell Functional Assay