Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Lymphocyte Proliferation

Test Name: Lymphocyte Proliferation
Alternate Name(s): Lymphocyte Mitogen
Laboratory: Core (all campuses)
Specimen Type: 2 X 6 mL Dark Green top Vacutainer tubes (Sodium Heparin)
Collection Information: A control specimen must also be sent. Control specimen should be labeled "Control Sample for Patient ____________".
Patient and control samples must be sent together.
Pricing: $490 per test plus $38 for shipping.
This test is only available at the request of Dr. Ashley Geerlinks, Dr. William Moote, Dr. Mark Kuprowski, Dr. Harold Kim, Dr. Samira Jeimy and Dr. Hannah Roberts. If any other physicians request this test, please contact the Biochemist on call for authorization. Any other physicians ordering this test need a full immunology consult to determine if it is necessary.
Test Schedule: Sample must arrive at the testing lab on Thursday by 10:00 with a completed requisition.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
Reference Range: See report.
Effective Date: 2012-09-10
Revised Date: 2021-09-14
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: See report
Special Processing: Sample must arrive at the testing lab by 10:00 am on the day of the test (Thursday), no greater than 24 hours after the initial blood draw, accompanied by a control blood sample and a completed requisition Please notify the testing lab before sending samples.

Specimen should be drawn first thing in the morning before 10:00 and shipped the same day. Sample must be less than 24 hours old to be tested. A control specimen must accompany the patient specimen.
Be sure that shipping is aware that the package must be delivered by 0900 the following morning. This requires the package to be shipped via Purolator and there is an additional $38.00 cost; but the sample must be shipped for 0900 delivery. Please ensure you get a tracking number.
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: Special requisition from Hospital for Sick Children must be completed in full and accompany specimen.
Storage & Shipment: Ship whole blood at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Referred To: Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Immunology and Allergy - Service Lab
Attention: Dr. Harjit Dadi
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street
Room: 219430
Toronto ON M5G 0A4

Tel: 416-813-6254

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul