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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

TNFα

Clinical Significance

Cytokine/Chemokine research plays a significant role in achieving a deeper understanding of disease states such as allergic reactions, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, sepsis and cancer.

Test Name

TNFα

Alternate Name/ Synonym

TNF-Alpha

Test Code

RD043

Division

Biochemistry- Test Development Multiplex

Method

Luminex Multiplex

Turn Around Time

Batch testing (37 samples)

Disease/Condition

Inflammation markers

Specimen Type

Serum or EDTA Plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

300 uL for the whole cytokine panel

Storage/Transportation

Store samples at -20°C. Avoid multiple (>2) freeze thaw cycles. All samples must be stored in polypropylene tubes. Do not store samples in glass. Avoid using samples with gross hemolysis or lipemia.

Special Requirements

* For research purposes only.

Approval is required

CPT Codes

83520

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212