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22519 T-Cell Subsets (CD4/CD8 Ratio)

T-Cell Subsets (CD4/CD8 Ratio)
Test Code: HSRAT
Synonyms/Keywords
Flow Cytometry, Helper T-Lymphocyte, CD4, T-cell subsets, CD4/CD8 Count​
Useful For
For determining percentages and absolute counts of human helper/inducer (CD4) T-lymphocytes, suppressor/cytotoxic (CD8) T-lymphocytes, and T-lymphocytes (CD3).​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) or
EDTA Pink Top Tube (PTT)​
1 mL​ 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
A CBC with differential is required within 4 hours of collection of specimen for this test.  Submit results with the specimen for this test or include an order for a CBC with differential.  Also submit 2 unstained smears.  Specimen must arrive in Flow Cytometry within 36 hours of collection. Notify Flow Cytometry Lab (800-222-5835, ext 16385) before sending the specimen.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood​ Room temperature​ 36 hours​
Rejection Criteria
Refrigerated or frozen samples
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday, days only​ 1 day​ Flow Cytometry​
Test Information

Results reported include CD3 (T-cell total); T-cell absolute CD4 and CD8, including ratio. ​

 

Absolute counts for this test are based on the CBC results provided at the time of testing, including lymphocyte percentage.

 

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Age appropriate ranges printed on report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
86359​ T-cells​
86360​ Absolute CD4 and CD8 ​
Synonyms/Keywords
Flow Cytometry, Helper T-Lymphocyte, CD4, T-cell subsets, CD4/CD8 Count​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Helper-Suppres Ratio
​Cerner Helper/Suppresor Ratio​
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Whole blood​ EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) or
EDTA Pink Top Tube (PTT)​
1 mL​ 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing
A CBC with differential is required within 4 hours of collection of specimen for this test.  Submit results with the specimen for this test or include an order for a CBC with differential.  Also submit 2 unstained smears.  Specimen must arrive in Flow Cytometry within 36 hours of collection. Notify Flow Cytometry Lab (800-222-5835, ext 16385) before sending the specimen.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood​ Room temperature​ 36 hours​
Rejection Criteria
Refrigerated or frozen samples
Useful For
For determining percentages and absolute counts of human helper/inducer (CD4) T-lymphocytes, suppressor/cytotoxic (CD8) T-lymphocytes, and T-lymphocytes (CD3).​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Age appropriate ranges printed on report​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday, days only​ 1 day​ Flow Cytometry​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
86359​ T-cells​
86360​ Absolute CD4 and CD8 ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.