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lymphocyte transformation test (LTT)

Name lymphocyte transformation test (LTT)
Specimen requirements 10 ml of heparin blood and
10 ml of serum
Procedure remarks Do not chill blood;
rapid transport to the laboratory (within 24 h max.);
indicate all allergens and send in any suspicious substances.
Clinical utility mitogenic detection of a type 4 allergy of the delayed type, special allergies to medication
Methodology lymphocyte stimulation test, leukocyte release test
Reference ranges See findings report
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory