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Toll-like Receptor Function


Name Method Department Units
Toll-Like Receptor Function Cell Culture
Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay
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Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

10 mL 10 mL

Yellow tube (ACD-A)

8 mL 10 mL

Room temperature - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not freeze
  • Do not refrigerate
  • Do not centrifuge

Reasons for Rejection

  • Refrigerated specimen
  • Frozen specimen
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Wrong temperature
  • Wrong collection tube


Patient prep: Collect control specimen from a healthy individual unrelated to patient at approximately the same time as and under similar conditions to the patient. Patient and control MUST be collected within 48 hours of test performance.

Avoid Friday, Saturday, and Sunday collections. CRITICAL Room Temperature specimen. Collect 10 mL whole blood (patient) AND 10 mL whole blood (control) in original collection tubes. Minimum 3 mL (patient) and 7 mL (control).

CPT Code

  • 86353 (x6)
  • 83520 (x3)