Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : NK Function Order Code : 11551R
Note: This test is ONLY designed for patients with a strong clinical suspicion for NK cell functional defect with recurrent herpes infection, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), or evaluation of immune reconstitution post-transplant or immune therapy. Also - consider quantitative assessment as a first step prior to functional assessment by searching for "unlisted" and filling out “Natural Killer Cell Subset Quantitative – Mayo code QNKS – 1 green-top Sodium Heparin Tube” This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container Type: Green-top tube (sodium heparin) whole blood
Required Volume: 10 mL
Methodology: Chromium release
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri
Special Handling: Collect specimen Mon-Wed 10am-2:30pm only. Ship at room temperature. Call 513-636-4685 with the patient's ALC for a customized volume. Specimen must be received at reference lab within 24 hours of collection.
CPT Codes: 86849
SHC EPIC Code: LAB11551R
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Immunology/Allergy
Sendout Lab: Cincinnati Children's Hospital