Name: Nucleated Cell Count
Test Name: Nucleated Cell Count
Health Link Test Code: HCTNCC
LIS Test Code: TNCC
CPT Code(s): 89050
Methodology: Flow Cytometry
Available on bone marrow transplant harvests only.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 1 hour.
Specimen: Bone marrow aspirate
Collection Container: See collection instructions.
Place specimen in a tube with no anticoagulants, or a lavender-top tube. DO NOT place specimen in a red-top tube as it contains clot activators.
NOTE: Lavender top tubes are NOT acceptable for testing in the Flow Cytometry Laboratory. If testing is required for both labs using one container, the container type of choice would be a clear, conical container with blue screw cap containing no anticoagulants.
Collection Volume: 2 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL
Sample Analyzed: Bone Marrow Aspirate
Testing Volume: 2 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 2 mL
Transport specimen to UWHC Hosptial Laboratory immediately.
Clotted samples or samples in red-top tubes (which contains a clot activator) are not acceptable.