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SCID (Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency) Testing

Mnemonic:    [Unlisted Lab]
Name:    SCID (Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency) Testing
Specimen:    2 mL EDTA Lavender top tube. Schedule an appointment for sample collection for mornings Monday -Thursday.

The PCP will either fax or send along with the parent a completed signed copy of the CDC Newborn Screening Program Referral Formfor SCID Flow Cytometry to the lab where the sample will be collected.

VENIPUNCTURE only; do not send capillary samples. 1-2 mL whole blood in EDTA. Do not refrigerate. Sample MUST arrive at BCH Flow Lab within 24 hours of collection.

At CMMC the packaged sample for priority shipment via Federal Express must be at the mail room by 2:00 PM.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    BCH
  Method:    Flow Cytometry
Note:    Note: An order for this test originated after the results of the Maine CDC Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program determined that there might be an immune deficiency disorder. Boston Children's Hospital has been designated to do the SCID Screening for the State of Maine.
Processing Info:    Note 9-3-14: A full copy of thw memo from Maine CDC (including order form) will be kept in CR for future reference.

Call the BCH Flow Lab (617-355-7620) when a sample has been shipped.

Specimens received on weekdays before noon can be delivered to the 'delivery dock". After hours, the specimen should be delivered directly to LAB CONTROL in the clinical laboratory.

Ship to:
Laboratory Control, Farley Building, 7th Floor
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Shipping Questions: 617-355-6351
Technical Questions: 617-355-7620