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Neutrophil Oxidative Index

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, Contact Immunology at x3-1712
Available Stat? No
Test code NOI
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Tuesday, Wednesday only (day shift) by appointment. Contact Immunology at x3-1712
Method Flow Cytometry
Collection Instructions By appointment only with Immunology, call x3-1712

Sample should be delivered to the laboratory IMMEDIATELY and no later than 1000 on the day of testing. The specimen must reach the Immunology laboratory within FOUR hours of collection.
Container type Dark Green top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized whole blood
Preferred volume 3 mL whole blood
Min. Volume 2 mL whole blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Delivered to lab > 30 min after collection or after 1000 hours Monday-Friday
Processing notes Sample must be kept at room temperature and DO NOT centrifuge. Notify Immunology x3-1712 after sample is drawn.
Normal range
Synonyms NBT;Nitro-blue tetrazolium; CGD; Chronic granulomatous disease; NOI; flow cytometry
Turn around times 6-10 days
Additional information This more sensitive assay replaces the NBT test in detecting defects in the generation of peroxide by the monophosphate shunt, and is capable of detecting the carrier state.

The neutrophil oxidative index and the net fluorescence are compared with those of a healthy control and the results are interpreted in a separate report.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the Clinical Laboratories at the Medical Center at UC San Francisco. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

An interpretation of this test by a laboratory physician will automatically be performed and billed for separately.
CPT coding 86352
LOINC code 32631-4
LDT or Mod FDA? Yes
Last Updated 6/22/2016 13:04:29
Entry Number 685
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