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T-Cell Separation
Short Description : T-cell separation for chimerism studies
Also known as : [CD3+ cell enrichment]


DNA/RNA
Test performed by: LabPLUS - Dept. Diagnostic Genetics - Molecular Haematology


Specimen Collection

Note: All samples should be forwarded to LabPlus at room temperature within 24hours.


CPD12 mL CPD Blood (Preferred)
EDTA4.5 mL Paediatric EDTA Blood
EDTA12 mL EDTA Blood
CPD4.5 mL Paediatric CPD Blood
Turnaround Time: Within 2 weeks, 4 days
Diagnostic Use and Interpretation

T-cell separtaion can be performed on blood samples to enrich for Lymphoid (CD3+) cells. 

DNA Chimerism studies will be required following a sex-matched bone marrow transplant. Please submit a second CPD tube with the Donor Storage specimen, if this service is clinically indicated.
If a bone marrow transplant is sex-mismatched, FISH chimerism studies should be considered instead.

See also:

Chimerism studies


Contact Information

To contact the Molecular Haematology team please call:

Auckland City Hospital   (09) 307 4949
Lablink   ext 22000
Prof. Peter Browett (Haematologist)     ext 9090-86281
Nikhil Ghallayan (Section Leader)   ext 22006
Molecular Haematology Lab   ext 22005

For more inforamtion about the Molecular Haematology service at LabPLUS:

Molecular Haematology information page




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Last updated at 11:48:27 18/03/2021