Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Nitroblue tetrazolium assay
Contact IMMUNOLOGY laboratory prior to collection.
Sample MUST arrive in Immunology CHL within 24 hours of collection
Patient MUST not have an ongoing infection at time of collection
Please send a CBC for both patient and control sample to allow evaluation of eosinophil numbers
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
1 x 2 mL EDTA blood (Paeds) + control EDTA, 1 x 5 mL EDTA blood + control EDTA.
transport to lab at room temperature ASAP at within 24 hours of collection
Flow cytometry using the fluorescent dye DHR (dihydrorhodamine 123).
$139.51 (Exclusive of GST)
BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY - contact the laboratory before collection
A control specimen MUST be included with specimens being sent from outside Christchurch so that the effects of transport and storage can be ascertained.
Please NOTE if the laboratory is not given at least 24 hours notice that a sample is being sent then an urgent charge will be applied to this test.
This test is not offered as an urgent assay and will not be processed if received at the weekend.
This test replaces the NBT assay.