This test is a transplant physician's means of obtaining and monitoring information about immune status. ImmuKnow® measures the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) response of stimulated peripheral blood lymphocytes.
Collect Mo – Th only
Submit unspun tube in original collection containers.
Two (2) Dk green Sodium heparin (Na hep), no gel
Ambient (strict) – 30 hours
Refrigerated - NO
Frozen - NO
Specimen must be transported to the Allina Health Central Laboratory, in a STAT bag, on the day of collection. Specimen must arrive at AHL by 3:30pm to facilitate shipping to the performing laboratory.
PHA stimulation ATP luciferase assay
<226 ng/mL ATP
|Low Immune Cell Response|
226 – 524 ng/mL ATP
|Moderate Immune Cell Response|
>524 ng/mL ATP
|Strong Immune Cell Response|