The CD57+Immune cells can correlate with pathogen activity, indicate a weakened immune system and are used as diagnostic markers.
The CD57+Immune cells are measured with the established method of flow-through cytometry, which is used in many areas of medicine for cell characterisation. The CD57+cells are natural killer (NK) cells.
Material: 1 x Heparin tubes + 1 x EDTA tubes (Do not centrifuge. Store at room temperature. Do not cool.)
Turnaround time: Two days (Note: Taking into account the required pre- and post-analytical work, the report is created in about one week)
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