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Test Code TBHS T and B Helper/Suppressor, LAB2252

Performing Laboratory

Pathology Lab, Des Moines, IA

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Lavender (EDTA) whole blood

Acceptable: Dark Green (Sodium Heparin) whole blood

Specimen Volume: 4.0 mL blood/1.0 mL minimum

Stability/Transport:  72 hrs ambient


Day(s) Test Set Up

Testing is performed Monday through Friday (7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) , with the exception of holidays.


Flow Cytometry

Useful For

Reported test results include: Absolute Lymphocyte Count, CD4%, CD4 Absolute, CD8%, CD8 Absolute, CD4/CD8 ratio. This panel is intended to monitor antiretroviral treatment.

Report Available

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