ALG/ATG immune monitoring

Description: 
Immunofluorescence testing for CD3 and CD19 markers determine the absolute count of cells expressing these antigens
Clinical details: 
Patients receiving ATG therapy are monitored to evaluate the concentration of CD3 cells (T cells), which determines the drug dose
Reference range: 

0 - 30

Synonyms or keywords: 
CD3 count T cell ATG ALG rejection
Units: 
cells/µl
Sample type and Volume required: 
5ml heparin blood
Call in advance: 
Weekend testing is by arrangement only. Please call 020 7188 1540
Turnaround time: 
same day
Special sample instructions: 

samples should be bled on day of testing

Storage and transport: 
UN3373 packaging
Time limit for extra tests: 
none
Contacts:
Clinical Transplantation Department at Guy's Hospital
Laboratory Enquiry: 020 7188 1540
Clinical Transplantation Department
Guy's Hospital
Borough Wing - 3rd Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 03/03/2017