Description

Analysis of NK populations in comparison to the other lymphocyte populations through isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and evaluation by flow cytometry immunofluorescence analysis of peripheral blood lymphocytes. The following monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are used for direct immunofluorescence staining of mononuclear cells in appropriate combinations: anti-CD3, anti-CD4, anti-CD8, anti-CD19, anti-CD16, anti-CD56, anti-CD45 and anti-CD14 labeled with fluorochromes. Different combinations of the above antibodies in aliquots of the same blood sample determine the percentage of each cell population.

SPECIMEN TYPE: 2 x PERIPHERAL BLOOD /EDTA (Lavender Vacutainer ) (2ml each – 4ml total)

SAMPLE COLLECTION: For collection of blood samples, you should arrange for a healthcare professional to draw the bloods for you according to the instructions, in a licensed medical facility.

SAMPLE STORAGE & SHIPPING: Samples should be stored and shipped at ambient temperature and away from light. Next day delivery (24-36 hours) is required. Delivery of samples to Locus Medicus should be planned between Monday and Thursday but not Friday or during the Weekend. Sample collection and pick-up by courier should take place on the same day.

RESULT TURNAROUND TIME: Between 3 and 5 working days

Available Tests Code Price  
Immunophenotyping of peripheral blood lymphocytes (a.k.a. Reproductive Immunophenotype, NK panel) RIM1001 120,00 €
Reproductive Immunology Panel (3 tests) RIM1007 300,00 €
Immunophenotyping of peripheral blood lymphocytes
NK cell cytotoxicity assay/Ιntralipid inhibition
Th1/Th2 cytokine ratio assay