Test ONLY AVAILABLE AT LABPLUS (Outside Chch send samples direct to Auckland). ONLY for patients suspected of having cystinosis.
Leucocyte half cysteine
White cell half cysteine
Advanced notice required, contact the laboratory on x80118 in order to co-ordinate transport to Labplus.
Used for monitoring treatment of cystinosis with cysteamine - take samples 5-6 hours after treatment.
Deliver promptly to LABPLUS, phone prior to sending. See Additional Information.
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
to be entered
$384.16 (Exclusive of GST)
Specimens sent to Lab Plus (STATE URGENT on packaging and email Claire deLuen time of collection) and MUST ARRIVE AT LABPLUS between 0800-1400 Monday to Thursday AND WITHIN 20 hours of collection to allow for viable white cells to be harvested. PREFER SAMPLES TO BE COLLECTED MONDAY OR TUESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON
Patient Sample: EDTA blood MINIMUM 8mL, at ambient temperature, protected from extreme temperatures of heat or cold.