Patient’s blood is co-cultured with the NK-sensitive certified cell line like K652, followed by cell viability evaluation through flow cytometry. The NK toxicity is estimated in relation to K652 viability. The two-color fluorescence viability/cytotoxicity assay allows simultaneous determination of live and dead cells with probes that recognize 2 parameters of cell viability—intracellular esterase activity and plasma membrane integrity.
SPECIMEN TYPE: 2 x PERIPHERAL BLOOD/ Sodium heparin (Green Vacutainer) (4ml each - 8ml total)
SAMPLE COLLECTION: For collection of blood samples, you should arrange for a healthcare professional to draw the bloods for you according to the instructions, in a licensed medical facility.
SAMPLE STORAGE & SHIPPING: Samples should be stored and shipped at ambient temperature and away from light. Next day delivery (24-36 hours) is required. Delivery of samples to our lab should be planned between Monday and Thursday but not Friday or during the Weekend. Sample collection and pick-up by courier should take place on the same day.
RESULT TURNAROUND TIME: Depending on how busy the lab is, we estimate you will get your results within 10 business days from the day your sample reaches us *.
|NK cell cytotoxicity assay||RIM1003||120,00 €|
* Please be advised that the turnaround time for specialized diagnostic tests is indicative and not guaranteed and may be extended due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to need for additional clinical evaluation of results, repeat of analysis in cases of unclear or ambiguous results and need for resampling in case of inadequate specimen quality. Therefore, the results will be available in the indicated timeframe as long as there are no additional overheads, as stated above, that may extend turnaround time.