To order lymphocyte or T cell subsets in EMR type "FLOW CYTOMETRY" in the search window and select the relevant panel required based on the test required.
Testing may be indicated in immunodeficiency or as part of monitoring of drug therapy.
Clinical data is valuable for Flow Cytometry staff to assist interpretation.
T subsets include: CD3 count, CD4 count, CD8 count, CD4:CD8 ratio
Lymphocyte subsets include: CD3 count, CD4 count, CD8 count, CD4:CD8 ratio, CD19 count & CD56 count
PLEASE NOTE: Flow Cytometry is a specialised procedure that is performed only during normal business hours. If there is an extremely urgent need to perform this test outside of these hours, the laboratory must be contacted before the sample is collected.
It is also imperative that the reason(s) for requesting flow cytometry are clearly indicated on the request form, including contact details for the requesting doctor.