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NK cell function test

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by globalpilot, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. globalpilot

    globalpilot Senior Member

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    I would like to have this tested. Looking at Redlabs in Belgium site I see they measure NK cell mRNA.
    what I want to know though is the response of my NK cells to a challenge. i think this is a measurement of the 'cytolytic' activity.

    Does anyone know where I can have this done ?

    Thanks,
    GP
     
  2. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    I got mine done in Miami, USA Dr. Nancy Klimas
     
  3. chili

    chili

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    Mine was sent to Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, CA.
     
  4. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    My doctor recently ordered this test for me, but I'm still awaiting for the results. The testing was done at corporate mega-lab Quest Diagnostics, and the price listed on the order form was only about $100 I believe. But I don't know if Quest's results would be as reliable as some of the smaller niche labs.
     
  5. mellster

    mellster Marco

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    Quest usually outsources this test, in CA to Focus Diagnostics in Cypress, CA.
     
  6. Marg

    Marg Senior Member

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    I got mine from Dr. Namcy Klimas. They do it at the lab at the U of Miami. Peterson now sends his patrints blood there for her testing of the immune system. I imagine you could probaly get it done by overnighting blood, that is what I do. I go for an office visit once a year. You could call them and ask.
     
  7. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    There's some worthwhile information on NKC tests in this earlier thread as well.
     
  8. LHCTom

    LHCTom

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    My Natural Killer Cell Functional Assay was done at Focus Diagnostics and my results were 28 LU30. The reference range was 8-170 but I was told Focus does not know where the range came from. So how does my 28 LU30 compare with others?
     

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