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ALPS (Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome) Panel


Name Method Department Units
ALPS Panel Flow cytometry
Core Lab, Flow Cytometry %

Battery Members

CD45, TCRa/b, CD45B220, TCRg/d, CD8, CD3, CD4

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Do not refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Clotted specimen
  • Refrigerated specimen
  • Non EDTA specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen


The ALPS panel is designed to help in the diagnosis of Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome.  Testing is performed Monday through Friday on dayshift.  Friday samples must be received before 2pm.  Testing is not performed on National holidays.  Turnaround time is 48 hours.  An additional charge for pathology consult will be charged through PPAC (Pediatric Pathology Associates).  Please call Flow cytometry at 614-722-5482 with any questions.

CPT Code

  • 88184
  • 88185 (x6)