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Test ID DCME Dendritic Cell and Monocyte Enumeration, Blood

Shipping Instructions

Specimens are required to be received in the laboratory weekdays and by 4 p.m. on Friday. Collect and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.


It is recommended that specimens arrive within 24 hours of collection.


Samples arriving on the weekend and observed holidays may be canceled.

Necessary Information

Ordering physician name and phone number are required.

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not open tube. Do not aliquot.

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of patients suspected of defects in innate immunity, particularly those involving monocyte and dendritic cell development


This test has not been validated for the diagnosis of hematologic malignancies.

Method Name

Flow Cytometry 

Reporting Name

DC and Monocyte Enumeration, B

Specimen Type

WB Sodium Heparin

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
WB Sodium Heparin Ambient 36 hours GREEN TOP/HEP

Reference Values

The appropriate reference values will be provided on the report.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86356 x 3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
DCME DC and Monocyte Enumeration, B In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
610368 Monocytes (CD14+) In Process
610369 pDC (CD123+) In Process
610370 mDC (CD11c+) In Process
610371 DCME Comment In Process

Report Available

2 to 4 days